In a perfect world, students would enter a new grade level having already mastered all standards from previous grades. Their fact fluency skills would have prepared them for the next grade.
In this imperfect world, we can’t reteach every previous standard. We can, however, make sure our students have their basic fact fluencies. These standards are the key to future success in math.
Without a strong fact fluency background, math becomes overwhelmingly difficult for our students.
Fact Fluency Screener Freebie
I want to share an intervention screening packet I’ve been working on.
Have you ever been in the middle of teaching equivalent fractions and realized your students don’t have the grasp on their multiplication facts they need to be successful? Ever tried teaching students to add and subtract with decimals only to realize they don’t know how to regroup?
As we all start back to school, it is worth a bit of time to make sure your students have the background they need to be successful. If you discover a few of your 5th graders don’t know their multiplication facts now, you can intervene in time for them to be successful when you work with fractions.
For these free screening quizzes, simply click the picture below.
There are 8 screening tests. First, there are four Addition and Subtraction screeners. Then, it moves on to Multiply and Divide within 100, Add and Subtract within 1,000, and Add and Subtract within 1,000,000. Finally, it ends with Multi-Digit Multiplication
As an intervention teacher, I spend a lot of time helping students with fact fluency and I’ll be sharing some simple, fun ways to practice.
I also have a Fact Fluency: Basics section in my TPT store and a Fact Fluency: Multi-Digit section if you are looking for resources.
I also have a freebie that has the fact fluencies as posters. Just click on the picture below.
Be sure to check out this post on Addition Fact Fluency and this one for Multiplication.
Jessica Lawler says
What a great post! This is so true – if my kiddos haven't mastered their multiplication facts, how can I expect them to understand and master fractions? They can't! This will be a quick and easy way for me to assess my incoming class and then pinpoint those that need an extra push or tutoring before we dive into the harder facets of fifth grade math. Thanks for sharing!
Joy in the Journey
Lori Raines says
My favorite subject to teach is reading which is probably because of my first grade teacher!