Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 2011

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Steven A. Schmitz

Second Committee Member

Steven W. Nourse

Third Committee Member

Molly Ross


The purpose of this project is to develop a guide that contains strategies to improve math fact fluency in elementary school students. The guide is developed to be used by elementary school teachers in Washington State to show them how to incorporate strategies for math fact fluency into their math curriculum. The math fact fluency strategies ca:n be used to help teachers support students in their understanding of their basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. This guide will contain research based strategies to improve math fact fluency for kindergarten through fifth grade students. The guide will include research based strategies and materials for teachers to use with their students. The strategies in the guide can be presented by the teacher, throughout the school year, in various classroom settings to assist elementary students in becoming fluent with their math facts.