A License to Think
A great article from Teaching Children Mathematics on achieving fact fluency in a humane way WITHOUT a bunch of timed tests. It is all about giving your students DAILY opportunities to discuss mathematics.
Assessing Basic Fact Fluency
This is a great article to get teachers thinking reflectively on fact fluency, how they thing of it, and how best to achieve it with our students. Please read this!
Carroll County Public Schools
Computational Fluency System
This technique can be used at any grade level with any of the four operations. Easy-to-make fact fluency cards using 3x5 index cards and Avery labels.
DreamBox virtual manipulatives
You don't need to buy DreamBox to use their virtual manipulatives. These virtual manipulatives can be used in large- or small-group instructional settings with your interactive white board or projector, or on computers.
EngageNY Washington State Math Users Group
A community of educators committed to improving math instruction and assessment to help students meet the Common Core Challenge through the use of EngageNY/Eureka Math.
Enrichment for 1st and 2nd grade mathematics
Are you a 1st or 2nd grade teacher needing to enrich your curriculum? Need a little something extra to bring a particular standard to life? Try something from this list...
Fact fluency for Addition & Subtraction
Students must first conceptually understand the fact strategies (doubles, doubles plus one, combinations of ten, etc) BEFORE focusing on fluency and speed. Once the strategies are firmly in place, students can then begin to focus on fluency and speed.
Students practice their fact fluency for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division using this online webtool.
Fluency WITHOUT timed tests
Freckle Math - differentiated math instruction
Lost of simple online math games for TK - 5.
Resources arranged under the Standards for Mathematical Content. Great math problems to use with your students.
These Problems of the Month are organized by grade level and main topic for that level. These grade‐level expectations are just estimates and should not be used as an absolute minimum expectation or maximum limitation for students. The structure of a Problem of the Month is a low floor and a high ceiling, so that all students can productively engage, struggle, and persevere.
K-5 Math Teaching Resources
This site provides several engaging sample lessons for each standard at each grade level from K to 5.
Math Fact Cafe
Matific takes a unique approach to teaching K to 6 math using hands-on and interactive mini-games, called episodes. These immersive bite-sized apps for tablets and personal computers are based on a modular and progressive spiral learning system.
Challenging math problems worth solving!
"Open middle” problems have these characteristics: