Build procedural fluency from conceptual understanding.
Effective teaching of mathematics builds fluency with procedures on a foundation of conceptual understanding so that students, over time, become skillful in using procedures flexibly as they solve contextual and mathematical problems.
|8:00||15 min||Homework discussion, Q&A,
Problem of the Week
|8:15||30 min||Strategies and Number Strings|
|8:45||40 min||Minilessons for …
Read, select, and design –
|9:30||End of session|
- Implement Number Strings (high-level demand tasks) to build procedures with connections
- Read:Build procedural fluency from conceptual understanding
- What the Research Says: The Relationship of Understanding and Fluency (pp. 91-92)
- Promoting Equity by Building Procedural Fluency from Conceptual Understanding (pp. 93-95)
Leinwand, Steve. Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. Reston, VA.: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2014. (p. 46) Print.
Smith, Margaret Schwan., et al. Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades K-5. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2017.