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Summer 2023


In elementary school, students are gaining a mathematical foundation that propels their procedural fluency. The problem is the current mathematical systems and routines do not lend themselves to fostering an environment that enables procedural fluency skills to be built. A review of literature focused on procedural math fluency systems and routines are needed to be structured in order for students to receive an equitable, enriching, and conceptual approach to learning mathematical concepts. Located in Ames, Iowa, Abbie Sawyer Elementary’s 2022-2023 math proficiency data indicates the need for thoughtful and intentional professional learning on math fluency terminology, practices, and strategies. In response to the results, this school improvement plan looks at how the implementation of mathematical fluency structures, routines, and practices can improve students’ understanding and benchmark proficiency scores. Additionally, teachers’ professional learning development of common knowledge and understanding of mathematical fluency became a key factor in the success in the implementation process. The improvement plan is designed from research and information from thirty-six sources. Implementation of structured fluency routines, common assessments, and professional learning on mathematical

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