by Brian Ashley, Library Media Specialist, Deerwood Academy Elementary
One of the most important foundational skills of mathematics is the ability of a child to have math fluency. Math fluency is when a student is able to recall basic math facts without using their fingers, drawing tally marks, or hesitating before answering. It is also imperative that our students gain the ability to recall basic math facts in order to be successful with higher-order math concepts.
To encourage our students with math fluency and to be excited about math our math coach Billy Jackson created a character call Math Aviator. This character visits all grade levels speaking to children about the importance of math as well as doing spiral review activities to continue to help students with applying mathematical concepts. Let’s hear it for Deerwood’s own Math Aviator.