This book places mathematical thinking front and center! The authors make the compelling case using myriad examples that fluency requires reasoning and relies on conceptual understanding. They provide a treasure trove of engaging activities teachers can use to help their students develop fluency with fractions and decimals. If you want your students to confidently choose and flexibly use a range of strategies when working with fractions and decimals, you must read this book!
As a high school mathematics teacher, I listened year after year to students who said they lost their passion for mathematics right around the time they began to learn fractions. Thankfully, Figuring Out Fluency—Multiplication and Division With Fractions and Decimals is a book designed to make fractions more accessible and understood by all students. The book is a must-read for mathematics educators.
This book is such an eye-opener for providing interventions and strategies for students and supporting teachers that I coach. Fluency isn’t about timed tests or ‘drill and kill’ but providing students with rich discourse, games, tasks, routines, and more. I’m so excited to delve into this much-needed resource more.
Figuring Out Fluency—Multiplication and Division With Fractions and Decimals is an essential resource for math educators who teach fraction and decimal operations. This companion book connects the strategies introduced in the anchor book to multiplying and dividing with decimals and fractions. The explicit strategy instruction provided in the book allows access for ALL students in a practical, hands-on approach. This is a go-to for all math educators, coaches, specialists, and interventionists!
A needed addition to mathematics education! This book establishes a broader definition of fluency and emphasizes the importance of helping students develop and use relationships and strategies to solve problems. Bay-Williams, SanGiovanni, Martinie, and Suh outline which major relationships and strategies students need to develop stronger mathematical reasoning!
Figuring Out Fluency: Multiplication and Division With Fractions and Decimals is the resource that the educational world has been wishing and waiting for as it works to tackle mathematical concepts that traditionally leave students confused and teachers frustrated. This carefully crafted guide will inspire and support educators in their journey to integrate quality and rigorous fluency practice.
Figuring Out Fluency—Multiplication and Division With Fractions and Decimals is a must-have for any classroom teacher, mathematics supervisor, or anyone that wants to think about advancing their students’ fluency with fractions and decimals. The ideas in this book are supported through the key ideas of figuring out fluency and the detailed ways of its strategy model of looking at fractions and decimals. The numerous resources that are highlighted in this book support anyone from a new teacher all the way to a 25-year veteran.