Information on Fact Fluency or Procedural Fluency
Procedural Fluency section of National Research Councils Adding it Up: Helping Children Learn Mathematics Report (2001)
Interview on Vimeo with Gina Kling from Western Michigan University and Dr. Jennifer Bay Williams from the University of Louisville authors of "Assessing Basic Fact Fluency" in the April 2013 Teaching Children Mathematics journal.
"Fluency Without Fear" article by Jo Boaler
Information on Timed Tests
Teaching Children Mathematics April 2014 article "New Evidence on Timed Tests"
Assessing Fact Fluency
The file section below contains several examples of fluency assessments which are not timed and are much shorter than traditional fluency assessments. The assessments focus on strategies not just speed. They include:
"Fact Fluency Quiz with Strategies"
"Assessment Add Fact Inventory"
Developing Fact Fluency
The document below called "Writing prompts for developing fluency with basic facts" is a great way to get students writing about number sense. I particularly like the idea of an advice column with strategies for "tough" facts. The suggestions in the document are based on the work of Margaret McIntosh in Write Starts: 101 Writing Prompts for Math.
The curriculum office has copies of each of these books if you are interested in taking a look at the materials before purchasing for your classroom.
Number Talks by Sherry Perrish
Minilessons for Early Addition and Subtraction by Willem Uittenbogaard and Catherine Twomey Fosnot
Minilessons for Extending Addition and Subtraction by Willem Uittenbogaard and Catherine Twomey Fosno
Minilessons for Early Multiplication and Division by Willem Uittenbogaard and Catherine Twomey Fosnot
Minilessons for Extending Multiplication and Division by Willem Uittenbogaard and Catherine Twomey Fosnot
These and other games can be found at youcubed.stanford.edu There are also word documents to some of the games in the files below.
Shut the Box Addition
Shut the Box Multiplication
Race to 100
Bowl a Fact
These and other games can be found on the NCTM website. There are also word documents for some of the games in the files below.
Oh No 99!
These and other games can be found on the Mathforlove website. There are also word documents for these games in the files below.
1-2-3 Nim on a ten frame
New Wuzzit Trouble Jr for children 5-8