Grades K-5

Daily Math Fluency

Build math fluency through

Math Talks & Number Strings

Daily Math Fluency fills the fluency gap in today’s math curriculum

Daily Math Fluency is a year-long supplemental program that provides everything educators need to teach and reinforce multiple strategies that build number sense in 10 minutes a day. The powerful combination of 60 Math Talks and 120 Number Strings improves a student’s ability to think about numbers flexibly, efficiently, and accurately—building a strong foundation of mathematical reasoning for future math success.

  • Teaches specific strategies with targeted sets of related problems.
  • Manipulatives and visual models enable teacher demonstration.
  • Easy to use for quick classroom implementation.

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 how to solve problem, 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

teacher guides

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

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Strategies Taught

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

Manipulatives Included

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

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

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

Grade 1

Grade 1

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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

Manipulatives Included

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

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

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

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

Manipulatives Included

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

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

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

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

Manipulatives Included

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

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

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

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

Manipulatives Included

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

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

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

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

Manipulatives Included

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

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

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

See how these students talk about math

Daily Math Fluency can help change the way students think about math and create a generation of independent thinkers who are ready to creatively and efficiently solve math problems.

Resources

Building math fluency should be a daily, year-long activity. This helps develop efficiency, flexibility, and accuracy in your students’ grasp of basic math facts. The good news is this can be done in less than 10 minutes a day!

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Daily Math Fluency in the Classroom

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Correlations

Daily Math Fluency has been correlated to meet your specific standards.

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Meet the Developer

Brittany Goerig is the lead author and co-creator of Daily Math Fluency. Brittany spent 17 years in the classroom as an elementary math teacher and has created and conducted professional development for teachers for the past 15 years. She is passionate about helping children and teachers construct their own mathematical knowledge based on understanding the relationships in mathematics.

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