Math Fluency Results

Math fact fluency is a key component of overall mathematical ability. Mathematical comprehension has three component parts: understanding of concept, building strategies for relating and linking facts, and automaticity/mastery/over-learning of facts. Automaticity of math facts is important as it frees up cognitive resources and attention so that students may focus on developing higher level concepts. With mastery of lower level skills to the point of automaticity students can spend their cognitive resources focusing on higher level concepts. As such, we at NES have been working to improve student mastery of math facts. The above graph demonstrates the percentage of students at each of our assessment periods who have demonstrated the required mastery in each mathematical process.