Grades K-3: Developing Fluency with the Basic Facts in Addition & Subtraction

Type of PD: 2-Day Institute 
Institute Dates: 12/8/16, 12/22/16
Location: P.S. 340 Sixth Avenue Elementary School 590, 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (1 hour lunch break included) 

Cost: $500 per person

Who should attend: All Math Educators Grades K-3, including Teachers, Special Education Teachers, and Coaches in the grade levels.

The CCSS emphasize computational fluency throughout the grades. Automaticity with basic facts lies at the heart of computational fluency. But what is automaticity and how do students develop it? In this institute we explore the importance of developing number relations as part of students’ construction of automaticity with basic facts in addition and subtraction. In looking beyond memorization and the use of flash cards, we focus on building deep connections that can help students reconstruct facts when they forget them.

Participants will explore:

  • Their own networks of number relations and computational fluency in addition and subtraction.
  • A developmental sequence for mastering basic facts.
  • The role of guided mini-lessons in developing essential number relations that support the basic facts.
  • The role of specific mathematical models (e.g., the open number line, the bead string, the double number line) in developing fact fluency.
  • Classroom management systems to help educators organize small-group learning experiences in their classrooms.
  • Assessment tools to track student developmental of fact fluency.
  • Games that can be used to hone fact fluency.
  • Video case studies of students developing automaticity.


Participants will leave with:

  • A clear understanding of the difference between automaticity and fluency with the basic facts and what this means for meeting the standards outlined in the CCSS.
  • A range of games they can use to support student development of fluency.
  • A set of guided mini-lessons designed to support the development of number relations in addition and subtraction.
  • Assessment tools to track student development of the basic facts.

Event Properties

Event Date 12-08-2016 8:30 am
Event End Date 12-22-2016 3:00 pm
Individual Price $500.00
Location P.S. 340
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Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person($)
1 500.00
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