Let’s chat about Fact Fluency today!
Another activity that I expect my students to work on when they complete their Workbook Nook work or Math Stations work is to practice their Fact Fluency. This activity is done AFTER they complete a Math Journal or during the next rotation when they have additional time before the bell rings. I have a few different activities that my students can choose from. They practice their facts using Hot Dots ( #EducationalConcepts ) and/or Beat the Clock books (Lakeshore).
This year I was SUPER EXCITED because started utilizing my brand new resource called Fact Fluency Math Muscles. These Fact Fluency Trifolds will help my students master their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts while still having fun. Each trifold has 5 fluency assessments inside. There are either 20 or 40 facts in each of the Fact Fluency Trifolds. I utilize these fact fluency trifolds in a few different ways. Sometimes, I do them during a whole group instructional period, or I will have them do a quick 1-minute fact fluency practice test when they come to small group, or I will do it as a Morning Warm up or Math Stretch. I like to change things up sometimes to just keep the activities fresh and different.
When they fully complete one of the trifolds they will color in their data-tracking sheet on the Ring-the-Bell carnival game. All of their work will be put in file folders to be kept neat and organized.
So..in a nutshell that is how I manage Fact Fluency practice during my Guided Math instruction! If you want to head back to my main post to read the rest of the installments on Get Your Groove On with Guided Math, click here to head on back to my main post to read about the next component of Guided Math!
If you are interested in learning how to implement Guided Math using a Step-by-Step approach, I have created an online Professional Development Guided Math workshop called Guided Math that Works.
Guided Math that Works is an online Professional Development Workshop that I created for elementary teachers in Grades 1-5! This professional development workshop has been a true labor of love that took me a year to develop to ensure that I took all of my LESSONS LEARNED and mistakes that I made along the way and help YOU AVOID making the same mistakes that I made when I first implemented the Guided Math framework in my classroom and feel successful as soon as you put the guided math gears in motion! Guided Math that Works provides you with a clear and actionable ROADMAP to easily and efficiently get Guided Math up and running in your classroom! I am teaching you EVERYTHING I have done in my own classroom to have a calm, organized, streamlined, and chaos-free guided math block where you will begin to see your students’ math success SOAR!
Here’s the lowdown on Guided Math that Works…
This Professional Development Workshop includes:
- 5 Learning Modules that contain 24 video-based lessons
- 5 hours of learning that can be used towards your professional development requirements
- PDF downloadable workbooks for each module
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This Professional Development Workshop can be done in the comfort of your own home (PJs acceptable)
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Here is an overview of the modules:
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