How to Build Math Fact Fluency

Building math fact fluency puts learners on the path to more complex thinking. Although some students might be successful learning math fact fluency through traditional methods, there are more effective, lasting, and fun ways to develop math fact fluency.

In this guide, you’ll learn about:

  • Four common myths about developing procedural fluency
  • What research has to say about these approaches
  • Ways to reduce anxiety often associated with math


About the Author

Kate Gasaway taught middle school math at the Neighborhood House Charter School in Dorchester, MA for six years before joining Curriculum Associates. Kate’s professional experience includes writing assessments, analyses, and blog posts for Match Fishtank, an education company that creates and disseminates open-license, standards-aligned curricula. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in effective teaching from the Sposato Graduate School of Education. Kate is passionate about researching how students learn and tries to use her math powers for good.