Professional Development


Improve Student Fluency in the Classroom

Why are my students still making silly mistakes!?! Why do they struggle with simple math? Why are they completely lost in more difficult problems?

The creators of Addition Blocks offer professional development sessions on improving student fluency in their basic computational skills and activities/games to implement in the classroom.

Many students who begin to have problems with math from 3rd to 8th grade (and beyond) simply are not fluent in basic computation– addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Improving basic computational fluency is critical to student confidence, success, ability, and enjoyment for math!

This session has been presented as a webinar for BrainPOP, the 2013 ISTE Conference, and the 2013 Georgia Conference for Teachers of Mathematics.

“How Fast Can You Add?”
Building Mathematical Fluency in Grades 1-8
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Mathematical fluency is a point of focus in the Common Core Standards for grades K-8. Not only is fluency specifically used as a standard, it is a theme throughout the Common Core Standards Document*. Topics presented in this session include:

* Why fluency is critical to student success
* How Computational and Procedural Fluency is created
* Problems with traditional methods of building fluency
* Strategies for creating effective fluency tools
* Specific activities and games to help build fluency
* How Addition Blocks can meet the Common Core Standards

This talk specifically addresses the following Common Core Standards:

1.0A.6; 2.0A.2; 2.NBT.5; 3.0A.7; 3.NBT.2; 4.NBT.4; 5.NBT.5; 6.NS.3

Please contact us about scheduling a professional development session for your school or district.

* Common Core Standards for Mathematics Document. PG 6, 15, 17, 19, 23-24, 27, 29, 33, 35, 42, 49.