Master fluency strategies using visual models and manipulatives

Daily Math Fluency is your year-long, ready-made solution for developing efficiency, flexibility, and accuracy in your students’ grasp of basic math facts in less than 10 minutes a day. Teacher-developed and classroom-tested, Daily Math Fluency activities are designed to enhance your current math curriculum while supporting core instructional time. Daily Math Fluency has the five components of numeracy: Flexibility, Efficiency, Accuracy, Creativity, and Mental Math.

How it Works

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Model Strategies

Help students construct mental strategies and to systematically nudge them toward efficiency

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Demonstrate Problem-Solving

Teachers model student thinking, which then becomes a tool for student thinking.

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Apply and Discuss

Generate discussions about efficient, clever, and elegant strategies for the given problem and numbers.

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Extend your Daily Math Fluency lessons

Hands-on student games and activities from the Daily Math Fluency Centers Kits reinforce and support new skills and strategies

Components & Configurations

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Teacher Guides

Features tips for implementing Daily Math Fluency and lists strategies, big ideas, and models used

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Number Strings

120 Number Strings teach appropriate strategies through repeated practice

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Math Talks

60 Math Talks promote active participation to access student thinking

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Demonstration Manipulatives

Hands-on manipulatives help develop efficiency and accuracy

Daily Math Fluency Kits Include

Grade K

Grade K kit

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Strategies Taught

  • Subitizing
  • Counting On and Counting Back
  • Use Five/Use Ten
  • Use Doubles
  • Get to Ten
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Manipulatives Included

  • Demonstration Rekenrek
  • Number Path Pocket Chart
  • Picture/Dot Subitizing Cards
  • Five/Ten/Double Ten-Frame Cards
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Grade K kit

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Strategies Taught

  • Counting
  • Count and Compare
  • Part-Whole Relationships
  • Doubles
  • Use 5 and 10 Structure
  • Get to 10
  • Compose Teen Numbers
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Manipulatives Included

  • Classifying Counters
  • Two-Color Counters
  • 0-100 Number Cards
  • Number Cubes
  • Ten-Frames
  • Dice
  • UniLink Cubes
  • 5-Group Demonstration Cards
  • Mini Rekenreks
  • Number Paths
  • Dominoes
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Grade 1

Grade 1 kit

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Strategies Taught

  • Subitizing
  • Counting On and Counting Back
  • Use Five/Use Ten
  • Use Doubles
  • Get to Ten
  • Use Ten and Adjust
  • Use Known Facts
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Manipulatives Included

  • Demonstration Rekenrek
  • Number Path Pocket Chart
  • Picture/Dot Subitizing Cards
  • Five/Ten/Double Ten-Frame Cards
  • Demonstration Open Number Line Poster
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Grade 1 kit

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Strategies Taught

  • Part-Part-Whole Relationship
  • Decompose Numbers
  • Counting On
  • Basic Addition - Doubles, Near Doubles, Use 5, Make 10, 10 and Adjust
  • Basic Subtraction - Take from 10, Get to 10, Remove 10
  • Equivalence
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Manipulatives Included

  • Classifying Counters
  • Two-Color Counters
  • 0-100 Number Cards
  • Number Cubes
  • Dice
  • UniLink Cubes
  • 5-Group Demonstration Cards
  • Mini Rekenreks
  • Number Paths
  • Color Tiles
  • Dominoes
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Grade 2

Grade 2

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Strategies Taught

  • Subitizing
  • Counting On and Counting Back
  • Use Five/Use Ten
  • Use Doubles
  • Get to Ten
  • Use Ten and Adjust
  • Use Known Facts
  • Splitting
  • Use a Friendly Number
  • Get to a Friendly Number
  • Give and Take
  • Over and Adjust
  • Find the Distance
  • Keep the Same Distance
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Manipulatives Included

  • Demonstration Rekenrek
  • Five/Ten/Double Ten-Frame Cards
  • Magnetic Demonstration 120-Bead Rekenrek Line
  • Demonstration Open Number Line Poster
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Grade 2

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Strategies Taught

  • Basic Addition - Doubles, Near Doubles, Make 10, Mixed Strategies
  • Basic Subtraction - Take from 10, Facts from 20, Subtract 10, Doubles, Near Doubles, Use 10 and Adjust
  • 2-Digit Addition - Use a Friendly Number, Get to a Friendly Number
  • 2-Digit Subtraction
  • 3-Digit Addition and Subtraction
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Manipulatives Included

  • Number Cubes
  • Transparent Counters
  • Two-Color Counters
  • Classifying Counters
  • Open Number Lines
  • Polyhedral Dice
  • Ten-Frames
  • UniLink Cubes
  • 0-100 Number Cards
  • Base Ten Units
  • Base Ten Rods
  • Base Ten Flats
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Grade 3

Grade 3

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Strategies Taught

  • Splitting
  • Use a Friendly Number
  • Get to a Friendly Number
  • Give and Take
  • Over and Adjust
  • Find the Distance
  • Keep the Same Distance
  • Double
  • Use Partial Products
  • Use Five Times
  • Use Ten Times
  • Double and Halve
  • Factor and Group Flexibility
  • Multiply Up
  • Partial Quotients
  • Use Relationships
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Manipulatives Included

  • Flexitable Grid Arrays
  • Picture/Dot Multiplication Cards
  • Magnetic Demonstration 120-Bead Rekenrek Line
  • Demonstration Open Number Line Poster
  • Ratio Table Poster
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Grade 3

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Strategies Taught

  • 2-Digit Addition - Use a Friendly Number, Get to a Friendly Number
  • 2-Digit Subtraction
  • 3-Digit Addition and Subtraction
  • Basic Multiplication - Doubles ×2, Doubles Plus Another Group ×3, Double Double ×4, Double Double Double ×8, ×5, ×6, ×7, ×9, ×10
  • Multiplication 2-Digit by 1-Digit
  • Basic Division Facts
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Manipulatives Included

  • Classifying Counters
  • Two-Color Counters
  • Transparent Counters
  • Number Cubes
  • Hundred Boards
  • Color Tiles
  • Snap Cubes
  • Decahedral Dice
  • Base Ten Units
  • Base Ten Rods
  • Base Ten Flats
  • Cuisenaire Rods
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Grade 4

Grade 4

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Strategies Taught

  • 3-Digit Addition and Subtraction
  • 4-Digit Addition and Subtraction
  • Decimal Addition and Subtraction
  • Basic Multiplication - Doubles x2, Doubles Plus Another Group x3, Double Double x4, Double Double Double x8, x5, x6, x7, x9, x10
  • Multiplication 2-Digit by 2-Digit
  • Basic Division Facts
  • Division with Remainders
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Manipulatives Included

  • Picture/Dot Multiplication Cards
  • Flexitable Grid Arrays
  • Demonstration Open Number Line Poster
  • Ratio Table Poster
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Grade 4

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Strategies Taught

  • 3-Digit Addition and Subtraction
  • 4-Digit Addition and Subtraction
  • Decimal Addition and Subtraction
  • Basic Multiplication - Doubles ×2, Doubles Plus Another Group ×3, Double Double ×4, Double Double Double ×8, ×5, ×6, ×7, ×9, ×10
  • Multiplication 2-Digit by 2-Digit
  • Basic Division Facts
  • Division with Remainders
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Manipulatives Included

  • Hundred Boards
  • Two-Color Counters
  • Color Tiles
  • Snap Cubes
  • Number Cubes
  • Classifying Counters
  • Transparent Counters
  • Cuisenaire Rods
  • Decahedral Dice
  • Base Ten Units
  • Base Ten Rods
  • Base Ten Flats
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Grade 5

Grade 5

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Strategies Taught

  • Splitting
  • Use a Friendly Number
  • Get to a Friendly Number
  • Give and Take
  • Over and Adjust
  • Find the Distance
  • Keep the Same Distance
  • Double
  • Use Partial Products
  • Use Five Times
  • Use Ten Times
  • Double and Halve
  • Factor and Group Flexibility
  • Multiply Up
  • Partial Quotients
  • Use Relationships
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Manipulatives Included

  • Magnetic Demonstration Fraction Circles
  • Magnetic Demonstration Two Color Counters
  • Magnetic Demonstration Cuisenaire Rods
  • Demonstration Open Number Line Poster
  • Ratio Table Poster
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Grade 5

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Strategies Taught

  • 3-Digit Addition and Subtraction
  • Decimal Addition and Subtraction
  • Fraction Addition and Subtraction
  • 2-and 3-Digit Multiplication
  • Division with a 2-Digit Divisor
  • Division with Remainders
  • Decimal Multiplication
  • Decimal Division
  • Fraction Multiplication
  • Fraction Division
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Manipulatives Included

  • Two-Color Counters
  • Color Tiles
  • Number Cubes, 4 colors
  • Transparent Counters
  • Fraction Circles
  • Cuisenaire Rods
  • Transparent Counters
  • Decahedral Dice
  • Fraction/Decimal Dominoes
  • Base Ten Units
  • Base Ten Rods
  • Base Ten Flats
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Student Problem Solving Videos

Let's take a look at real classroom examples of a MATH TALK in action. These students were given the problem what is 7+8. Here are their answers using different strategies to find the sum.