Developing & Assessing Fact Fluency

with Gina Kling

From Gaps to Fluency

Have you recently heard phrases like "learning gaps", "students' deficits", or "assess learning loss"? Amidst these trending ideas, educators must pay attention to students' assets and use what students know to help them develop broader and deeper fact fluency. In order to do so, assessing fluency needs to be both efficient and informational.

Join us in three evening virtual sessions where we:

  • develop an understanding of fluency
  • investigate numerous games for assessing and developing fluency,
  • analyze videos illustrating interactions with students, and
  • explore assessment tools

Three Targeted Sessions

Session 1: Developing Addition and Subtraction Fluency

  • February 11, 2021

Session 2: Developing Multiplication and Division Fluency

  • February 18, 2021

Session 3: Assessing Fluency

  • February 25, 2021


  • Audience: Elementary teachers, Middle School math interventionists, Middle School math teachers, mathematics leaders, special education teachers
  • 7:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Cost: Free for in Oakland County, $20 out of county
  • SCECHs available
  • CLICK HERE to register by February 4
  • Stipends for Oakland County teachers pending approval.

Why don't my students know their math facts?

What is fluency and what are some ways to assess it?

How do we support students that struggle with fact fluency?

What does appropriate and strategic intervention look like?

Gina Kling

Mathematics Instructor, Western Michigan University

Author, Everyday Mathematics 4

Gina Kling is fortunate to serve the mathematics education community in a variety of ways. She has been a mathematics instructor at Western Michigan University for over 15 years. Since 2011, she has worked as a curriculum developer for the elementary mathematics curriculum Everyday Mathematics (based at the University of Chicago) with a focus on grades K–3, recently serving as the Grade 1 lead author for the Everyday Mathematics 4 State Editions. For nearly a decade, Gina has focused her research on helping children learn their basic facts in meaningful ways, work that she often shares through professional development with practicing teachers. She has authored numerous articles on teaching and assessing basic facts as well as a book, Math Fact Fluency: 60+ Games and Assessment Tools to Support Learning and Retention.