Developing Procedural Fluency and Number Sense

Focus Area: Student-Centered Mathematics

Instructional Coaches, Teachers

Phase: Targeted Support

Available July 2024


In this interactive 2-hour, virtual workshop, participants will define mathematical fluency as the ability for students to compute flexibly, accurately, and efficiently, while addressing common misconceptions and exploring the research behind its value. Participants will engage with examples and strategies to experience fluency-building activities firsthand and investigate existing classroom opportunities. This workshop includes the opportunity to engage in guided planing to incorporate fluency activities into an upcoming lesson or activity.


I engage and support students in lessons that promote reasoning and problem-solving.


  • 2 hours
  • Participants will need a computer with access to Zoom, a camera, a microphone, and stable Internet connectivity

Learning Experience

  • Define fluency as the ability for students to compute flexibly, accurately, and efficiently
  • Define the research around the value of fluency in mathematics and address common misconceptions
  • Define current successes and challenges teachers have with the topic
  • Explore examples and strategies that develop procedural fluency and experience an activity
  • Explore existing classroom opportunities to build fluency
  • Build guided planning for incorporating a fluency activity in an upcoming lesson