As teachers of mathematics, our primary goal is that each student become competent and confident in mathematics. Yet, traditional practices related to fluency, such as rote drill, memorizing procedures, and timed tests have the opposite impact. In this session, I share a collection of “Fluency Fallacies” and then share specific ways that we can and must be culturally responsive in teaching for real fluency. While the ideas apply to all operations, we will zoom in on multiplication.
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