Fluency through Reasoning in Key Stage 1 and 2: Making the Best Use of No Nonsense Number Facts

Fluency is one of the three aims of the National Curriculum and involves far more than the memorisation of facts. A key element of fluency is reasoning; practice that focuses on reasoning strategies, looking for connections, patterns and relationships, is likely to be more effective.

No Nonsense Number Facts provides such purposeful practice. The activities included in No Nonsense Number Facts aim to support pupils in developing an expectation that they will reason about what is already known in order to work out what is unknown. It explicitly and repeatedly draws attention to this.


24 July 2017

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