Measuring Math Fact Fluency

After working hard to teach math strategies, practicing facts with centers and activities, and games, and doing so on a regular basis, you've got to assess. I know... it's like its own dirty word. It's usually not a ton of fun, but there are a few different ways to assess math fact practice that I'll [...]

How to Fit Math Fact Fluency Into Your Day

I remember when I first started teaching wondering how in the world I was going to fit all of the important skills and curriculum into our school day.  My first year teaching I thought I would just introduce the curriculum and the math facts would follow as they learned the concepts, however, I soon realized [...]

6 Games for Math Fact Fluency

If you're teaching math facts by strategy, and you have been using teacher created, differentiated games and centers to practice and build fluency,  you might be looking for some quick and easy games you can purchase which are fun and also sneak in that mixed fact practice. Here are 6 of my favorite games to [...]

Teaching Math Facts with Strategies

Math fact fluency is one of the most important skills for math success, but is also often one of the most difficult skills for students to master.  I can't even begin to count how many times I've heard teachers say that they are struggling to have students retain basic math facts, which then spills over [...]

Watermelon Fun Day

The end of the school year and the beginning of the school year are alike in so many ways. Holding the classroom community together, fun and engaging activities to keep them learning. I've written before about how I love to end the year with fun themed days. Watermelon day is one of my definite favorites. [...]