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Fundamental Math Skill:

  • Mastering math facts: Understanding and recalling math facts, using a variety of strategies.

– Focusing on the Fundamentals of Math – A Teacher’s Guide, p.2

Video Selections

These curated videos have been selected to prompt further thinking about the selection from the Teachers Guide to the Fundamentals of Math posted above.

 

Mastering Math Facts

Facilitative Prompts

  • Consider how the ideas shared might further inform or influence practice and impact student learning.
  • What further questions do you have?
  • What additional information, resources and supports are needed?
  • What are some specific next steps that can be taken based on what has been learned from this video?

Developing Automaticity (1:52)

Facilitative Prompts

  • Prior to viewing: When you think about the use of games in mathematics learning, what comes to mind? What games do you play with students? What have you noticed about the impact of these games on student thinking and learning?
  • While viewing the video, what key ideas emerge for you? What else do you wonder?
  • After viewing: What further learning might you and your educators engage in to deepen understanding of games as powerful tools for thinking?

Learning and Understanding Math Facts Using a String (16:22)

 

Number Properties to Master Facts (3:15)

Facilitative Prompts

  • Prior to viewing: When you think about the use of games in mathematics learning, what comes to mind? What games do you play with students? What have you noticed about the impact of these games on student thinking and learning?
  • While viewing the video, what key ideas emerge for you? What else do you wonder?
  • After viewing: What further learning might you and your educators engage in to deepen understanding of games as powerful tools for thinking?

Multiplication Games to Support Understanding and Recall (7:59)

Facilitative Prompts

  • Prior to viewing: When you think about the use of games in mathematics learning, what comes to mind? What games do you play with students? What have you noticed about the impact of these games on student thinking and learning?
  • While viewing the video, what key ideas emerge for you? What else do you wonder?
  • After viewing: What further learning might you and your educators engage in to deepen understanding of games as powerful tools for thinking?

 

Text Resources

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The Mathematical Territory Between Direct Modelling and Proficiency, What Works THUMBNAIL

The Mathematical Territory Between Direct Modelling and Proficiency, What Works

 

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