During Family Numeracy Night, I had the pleasure of exploring with a group of parents what it means for a student to be fluent with math facts. This week's column highlights the key ideas that are important for all of us to understand when trying to help our students master fact fluency.

Computational fluency demands more of students than memorizing a single procedure or basic facts. It is the ability to solve single-digit and multi-digit computation with

Stay tuned for next week when I will share how we are developing computational fluency in the classroom as well as assessing this critical skill.

Please feel free to email me with any questions regarding fact fluency or other topics atrmoore@rsd6.org.

Computational fluency demands more of students than memorizing a single procedure or basic facts. It is the ability to solve single-digit and multi-digit computation with

**flexibility**,**efficiency**and**accuracy**.- Flexibility means the ability to use number relationships with ease in computation.
- Efficiency refers to the ability to choose an appropriate, expedient strategy for a specific computation problem.
- Accuracy denotes the ability to produce a correct answer.

Stay tuned for next week when I will share how we are developing computational fluency in the classroom as well as assessing this critical skill.

Please feel free to email me with any questions regarding fact fluency or other topics atrmoore@rsd6.org.