Building Fact Fluency: A Toolkit for Multiplication & Division
By Graham Fletcher & Tracy Johnston Zager
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.
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.
Hear from Graham and Tracy
Teacher's Corner Podcast: Sneak Peek at Building Fact Fluency for Multiplication and Division
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.