## Northwest Math Conference

Whistler, BC

October 22, 2015

Facing the Facts

Math memorized is neither math understood
nor math remembered. Knowing several ways to find 7 x 8 will stay with students, even if they forget the original fact. We need opportunities to come to remember facts rather than memorize. Fluency is a byproduct of students’ experiences and flexibility with numbers and operations. If fluency is treated as the primary directive, things will go badly very quickly. It will emerge with patience - let it happen. |
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