Last week, I talked about using Base 10 blocks to develop a conceptual understanding of multiplication of larger numbers. Today, I would like to talk about how to use Base 10 blocks to do the same with division. When students first begin to multiply and divide with larger numbers, we often jump ... read more

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## Thursday Tool School: Computational Fluency Math Tools

Last week, I talked about using Base 10 blocks to reinforce addition and subtraction concepts. Today, I would like to talk about how to use Base 10 blocks to reinforce multiplication skills. When students first begin to multiply and divide with larger numbers, we often jump to using the ... read more

## Thursday Tool School: Math Tools for Computational Fluency

Today's tools are Base 10 blocks. I can remember when I first started teaching, the tool we had the most of was Base 10 blocks. We had an abundance of them! Each teacher had a large classroom set or a tub of random ones; however, I did not know what to do with them as an upper elementary school ... read more

## Thursday Tool School: Math Tools for Computational Fluency

This month will be a little different than last month. Instead of featuring a specific math tool, I will feature math tools that can be used to practice computational fluency skills. Today's math tools are dominoes. Dominoes are one of those versatile tools that have many purposes. I realize that ... read more

## Math with Ms. Routt- Computational Fluency

The third component of my math block is computational fluency. According to Robert Ashlock (2010), author of Error Patterns in Computation: Using Error Patterns to Help Each Student Learn, today's mathematicians "need to be able to use efficient and accurate methods for computing." To meet this ... read more