How to derive basic facts so students can master them
Research tells us that students must deliberately progress through three phases to become fluent with addition and multiplication facts (Baroody 2006). These phases include the development of foundation facts and reasoning strategies, that provide ways to derive a fact students have forgotten. In this session, we’ll look at the difference between a foundation fact and a derived fact and share strategies that help students derive and the masterbasic arithmetic facts.
Cassy Turner is an author, teacher, trainer, author, and coach who has been passionate about mathematics education since 2001. The founder of Math Champions Professional Development, she has worked with over 200 schools on six continents to help teachers improve math Instruction.
In addition, Cassy is part of the core writing team developing Dimensions Math, a Pre-K through Grade 5 curriculum based on Singapore’s pedagogy and a co-author of a math training manual approved by the State of California. She has served on the Boards of Liberty Common School, Kaleidoscope School, and the Middle School Mathematics Institute. Cassy is a devoted champion of elementary mathematics.
The Singapore approach to teaching mathematics and its influence on elementary education in the United States
Singapore’s students have led world rankings in mathematics for 25 years, and its math curriculum is increasingly used in elementary classrooms worldwide. This session will look at how the Singapore approach has developed in the US and how it has influenced American math education.
Master Multiplication Facts in Three Steps
Research tells us that students must deliberately progress through three phases to become fluent with multiplication facts (Baroody 2006). These phases include the development of reasoning strategies, which help students master facts and also gives them a way to derive a fact they have forgotten. In this session, we’ll define fluency, investigate reasoning strategies and work through the three developmental phases that guide students towards math fact mastery.