Computational fluency refers to having efficient and accurate methods for computing. Students exhibit computational fluency when they demonstrate flexibility in the computational methods they choose, understand and can explain these methods, and produce accurate answers efficiently.
In the early years, computational fluency stems off the following:
Fluency develops as a sense of number develops.
Develop and use multiple strategies to engage in problem-solving
Relationships between operations (adding and subtracting)
Number Talks - Primary
- Number talks are short daily routines that help students develop computational fluency.
- Not intended to replace current curriculum or take up majority of time spent on math.
- They are 5 to 15 minutes long and most effective if done daily.
Number Talks K-2
The following number talks are from Number Talks by Sherry Perrish which is available at Dufferin.
- Kindergarten Talks- Dot Card Number Talk
- Kindergarten Talks- Five-frame Number Talks
- Kindergarten Talks- Ten-frame Number Talks
- Grade 1 Number Talks: 'Counting All, Counting On' Strategy
- Grade 1 Number Talks: Doubles and Near Doubles Strategy
- Grade 1 Number Talks: Making Tens Strategy
- Grade 1 Number Talks: Landmark or Friendly Numbers Strategy
- Grade 2 Number Talks: Addition Number Strings
- Grade 2 Number Talks: Subtraction Number Strings