Mathematical Fluency and Number Sense: Techniques, Access and Sustainability for All Students

Each school year, many students fall further and further behind in math. Often they don’t have solid number sense nor mastery of important grade-level fluencies. Consequently, valuable time must be spent addressing these gaps rather than focusing on new concepts.

It is critical that educators possess the knowledge and skills to ensure that all of their students move to the next grade level with the necessary foundation in numbers and operations, so they can successfully master more challenging concepts.

During this webinar, CORE’s Director of Mathematics, Dean Ballard, discusses the importance of mathematical fluency and number sense in ensuring all students can meet rigorous mathematical standards.

Watch the webinar to learn:

  • What are number sense and fluency, how are they related and why are they important?
  • What are different paths toward fluency and number sense?
  • What are important look-fors in the classroom?
  • What role does developing fluency and number sense play with intervention and special education?

Dean provides recommendations for coaching teachers and specific activities to develop students’ mathematical fluency and number sense.


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