A Call to Fluency: Speak Up and Be Heard

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Standing with you Graham and everyone else for what’s best for kids!

Questioning My Metacognition

Here’s a letter I sent to over 100 of my closest friends.  I just wanted to make sure I included YOU…because I know you care!


Good Morning Dear Friends and Math Leaders,

As many of you are aware the Revised Mathematics Standards have been posted for the next 57 days and are open for review and comment.  Our students need your voice to be heard.  The proposed standard changes can be found here.  Please pay close attention to page 3 where is states:

“Fluency expectations (including the memorization of basic math facts and multiplication tables) made explicit, grades K-5

​I am extremely fortunate and thankful to be part of the working committee that prepared and revised these standards. Throughout our work over the past 2 months, the thought of including “the memorization of basic facts and times tables” was never discussed or proposed. So how did it get included and who made the decision…

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