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

What are number talks? 

  • 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.