Last week I began my yearly wrestle with fact fluency because what I know to be best isn't easy. It takes articulation, documentation, trust, practice, and time. I trust my decisions but when your decision isn't a timed test, you sometimes want and need reassurance. I began with a Google search about fact fluency and discovered these recent gems from National Council Teachers of Mathematics.
Then I thought about some of my mentors in teaching mathematics; authors I've read and people I follow on Twitter. One reason I love Twitter is the accessibility to people willing to share ideas. When I get stumped, I often think of a mentor and wonder how they would answer the question. I figure if they are on Twitter, they are willing to have conversations and share ideas with people. So, I reach out and ask my questions and every time my mentors have been so helpful. Look at these two Twitter conversations I had last week and I'm sure you will want to start asking mentors questions or maybe even start using Twitter!
Previous posts about Fact Fluency can be found here.