What is Fluency?
Fluency is at the centre of the updated National Curriculum for maths. In this context, “fluency” refers to knowing key mathematical facts and methods and recalling these efficiently.
It is widely acknowledged that practice, drill and memorisation are essential if students are to become mathematically fluent.
But it is important to recognise that fluency is not solely about memorising and recalling facts; it also means being able to work flexibly and choose the most appropriate method for the problem at hand.