Friday, August 17, 2012

Part 1 - Procedural Fluency in Math

David Ginsburg discusses procedual fluency in the first of 2 articles on the subject.The National Research Council defines procedural fluency as....
"Procedural fluency refers to knowledge of procedure, knowledge of when and how to use them appropriately, and skill in performing them flexibly, accurately, and efficiently,."
Ginsburg phases it this way....
"Yes, it does mean learning memorizing math facts, but it involves thinking.  Students must know when, as opposed to just how, to use a procedure.  And they must not only be able to perform procedures accurately, but also flexibly and efficinetly-- think stamina."
Read more and check out the embedded links.  This will probably be a challenge in Title I.  We need to go slowly and deeply for the students to think through the "when" and then the "how."
How do you think this will happen with our students?

Procedural Fluency - More Than Math Facts.  David Ginsburg. 7.15.12  Education Week Teacher

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