Mathematics – Meaning-Driven Fluency

Published: 10/3/2013 8:31 AM

“There is much discussion centered on how to help students become successful learners in this area. One of the primary terms that teachers use to describe this goal is mathematical fluency. Similar to becoming fluent in a particular language – learning how to communicate with meaning using new words and structures, the process of becoming mathematically fluent deals with how children’s understanding of a quantitative “language” and the underlying ideas develop over time,” Jonathan Thomas writes in “TOWARDS MEANING--DRIVEN MATH FLUENCY.” This paper is posted by the Kentucky Department of Education to build math educators’ understanding of mathematical fluency with the support and approval of Kentucky’s Committee for Mathematics Achievement.