It is important that all students acquire basic math facts and skills while at the elementary level. They will need to practice these skills daily so they are adept at math fluency as they move to the next grade level each year. Math fluency is the ability to perform math problems accurately and quickly.
Mathematical fluency is a required component of state educational standards as well as Common Core standards. Math fluency consists of four parts: accuracy, automaticity, rate, and flexibility.
Accuracy involves solving problems using an appropriate method by following the right steps in the right order to arrive at a correct answer.
Automaticity occurs when you have performed a mathematical operation so often, it becomes automatic.
Rate is the speed at which a student can recall and answer a math equation/problem.
Flexibility is the ability to use multiple methods to solve any given problem.
All are vital to the success of students and we teach and facilitate these concepts each day at Vessels. Please help us by having your child practice math facts every day! Please click here to have your child practice math facts at home. Remember that practice makes perfect!