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**Fundamental Math Skill:**

- Developing Mental Math Skills: Doing calculations in the mind, with little or no use of paper and pencil or calculator.

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

## Video Selections

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Thinking About Mental Math SkillsDocumenting Mental Math LearningUsing Spatial Reasoning To Support Mental MathModels That Support Developing Mental Math Skills

### Using Friendly Numbers - Marion Small (1:23)

From "Thoughts on Teaching & Learning Mathematics: OAME 2015"

### Strategies for Mental Calculation - Cathy Fosnot (2:46)

From "Building Success in Mathematics: A School’s Journey"

### Using Mental Math in Proportional Reasoning (3:00)

From "Engaging Students in Mathematics -- Getting Started"

## Text Resources

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Asking Effective Questions – Capacity Building Series

A Guide to Effective Instruction in Mathematics, K-6, Number Sense and Numeration Vol 1, The Big Ideas

Student Interactions in the Math Classroom: Stealing Ideas or Building Understanding – What Works

The Mathematical Territory Between Direct Modelling and Proficiency, What Works