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Episode 41: Exploring Basic Math Fact Fluency - An Interview with Dr. Nicki, Alison, and Ann Elise



Desiree Harrison 0:00

Fluency is a concept we have talked a lot about on the podcast.


We need to keep talking about this because there are so many deep-seated core beliefs about how to best help children with addition and subtraction.


We need to move past our feelings and get into the facts.


Fluency is not about memorization. We explore in many episodes how to implement strategies to develop flexibility with numbers.


Today's episode is no different. It expands on this exploration and today's guests offer their expertise in how to set up your classroom for this exploration and journey towards basic math fact fluency.


Desiree Harrison 1:15

Cover images of the book Fluency Doesn't Just Happen.

Today on the podcast, we have the authors of the new book, Fluency Doesn't Just Happen with Addition and Subtraction! Strategies and Models for Teaching the Basic Facts.


Welcome ladies to the podcast!


Dr. Nicki Newton 1:31

Hello. I'm Dr. Nicki Newton and I'm excited to be here. I work with kids and teachers around the country and in different parts of the world.


Ann Elise Record 1:43