Fluency demands more of learners than memorisation of a single procedure or collection of facts. It encompasses a mixture of efficiency, accuracy and flexibility.
Quick and efficient recall of facts and procedures is important in order for learners’ to keep track of sub problems, think strategically and solve problems.
Fluency also demands the flexibility to move between different contexts and representations of mathematics, to recognise relationships and make connections and to make appropriate choices from a whole toolkit of methods, strategies and approaches.
Numerical fluency examples
Developing Mastery in Fluency in Primary Schools: An Enigma project involving a number of schools
A Collection of practical ways some Enigma schools have developed Mastery in Fluency