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.
Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All
Slide deck
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 –
anticipate and connect to strategies
 Read and discuss one number string
 Brainstorm important strategies and
 Anticipate how learners will think and
 Solve using Postit notes
 Connect to essential learnings or skills

9:30 

End of session 
Homework:
 Implement Number Strings (highlevel 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. 9192)
 Promoting Equity by Building Procedural Fluency from Conceptual Understanding (pp. 9395)
Leinwand, Steve. Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. Reston, VA.: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2014. (p. 46) Print.
Gough, Jill, and Jennifer Wilson. “#LL2LU Learning Progressions: SMP.” Experiments in Learning by Doing or Easing the Hurry Syndrome. WordPress, 04 Aug. 2014. Web. 11 Mar. 2017.
Gough, Jill, and Kato Nims. “#LL2LU Learning Progressions.” Experiments in Learning by Doing or Colorful Learning. WordPress, 04 Aug. 2014. Web. 11 Mar. 2017.
Smith, Margaret Schwan., et al. Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades K5. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2017.