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Figuring Out Fluency - Multiplication and Division With Whole Numbers
A Classroom Companion

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August 2021 | 224 pages | Corwin
Because fluency practice is not a worksheet.

Fluency in mathematics is more than adeptly using basic facts or implementing algorithms. It is not about speed or recall. Real fluency is about choosing strategies that are efficient, flexible, lead to accurate solutions, and are appropriate for the given situation. Developing fluency is also a matter of equity and access for all learners. 

The landmark book Figuring Out Fluency in Mathematics Teaching and Learning offered educators the inspiration to develop a deeper understanding of procedural fluency, along with a plethora of pragmatic tools for shifting classrooms toward a fluency approach. Now, teachers have the chance to apply that inspiration through explicit instruction and practice every day with the classroom companion Figuring Out Fluency: Multiplication and Division with Whole Numbers. With this book, teachers can:

Dive deeper into the Significant Strategies for fluency explained in the anchor book
Learn how these strategies grow from and relate to the basic fact strategies children learn 
Access over 100 strategy-aligned and classroom-ready activities for fluency instruction and practice in multiplying and dividing multi-digit whole numbers, including worked examples, routines, games, and centers
Find activities for assessing all components of multiplication and division fluency plus support for engaging families 
Download all of the needed support tools, game boards, and other resources from the companion website for immediate implementation.

Give each and every student the knowledge and power to become skilled and confident mathematical thinkers and doers. 
 

 
PART 1: FIGURING OUT FLUENCY: KEY IDEAS
 
PART 2: STRATEGY MODULES
 
Module 1 Break Apart to Multiply Strategy
 
Module 2 Halve and Double Strategy
 
Module 3 Compensation Strategy
 
Module 4 Partial Products Strategy
 
Module 5 Think Multiplication Strategy
 
Module 6 Partial Quotients Strategy
 
Module 7 Standard Algorithms for Multiplication and Division
 
PART 3: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: DEVELOPING FLUENCY
 
APPENDIX: TABLES OF ACTIVITIES
 
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Worked Examples

Worked Examples

Worked examples are problems that have been solved. Correctly worked examples can help students make sense of a strategy and incorrectly worked examples attend to common errors.

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Activity 2.5: Prompts for Teaching Halve and Double

Activity 2.5: Prompts for Teaching Halve and Double

This activity provides prompts to use as opportunities to develop understanding of and reasoning with the strategy.

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Activity 1.8: Complex Number Strings

Activity 1.8: Complex Number Strings

This activity focuses on complex number strings, which help students practice relationships between basic facts and relationships between basic facts and multiplying multiples.

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