Building Fact Fluency: A Toolkit for Multiplication & Division

By Graham Fletcher & Tracy Johnston Zager


Building Fact Fluency Multiplication & Division

Building Fact Fluency: A Toolkit  for Multiplication & Division helps students develop deep conceptual understanding of the operations and fact fluency at the same time. Research-based and standards-aligned, each toolkit invites students to think strategically about the mathematics through multiple, rich, real-world contexts. These accessible contexts allow students to see how number facts connect to a wide variety of mathematical situations, explore the properties of the operations, and build a foundation of strategies they can draw from efficiently and with confidence.


How It Works

Factors and Contexts

Each of the factors are taught through three real-world contexts supported by a Lesson String of related activities, tasks, and games.


Lesson String

A Lesson String is a cluster of related activities, tasks, and games for each context. There are 2 sets of Lesson Strings for each context so the toolkit can be used for multiple years without students repeating tasks. See below to access sample Lesson String components for Set A and Set B from the “Peaches” context.


Set A


Set B


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Teacher's Corner Podcast: Sneak Peek at Building Fact Fluency for Multiplication and Division

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Graham Fletcher and Tracy Zager share a sneak peek of upcoming Building Fact Fluency Toolkit for Multiplication and Division and discuss the purpose and challenge of creating intriguing and accessible contexts for students. 

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Building Fact Fluency Through Mathematical Storytelling

WEBINAR - BFF Multiplication and Division

Get an exclusive inside look at Building Fact Fluency: A Toolkit for Multiplication & Division, and learn strategies that will help students develop deeper conceptual understanding of multiplication and division factors.

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