On October 13, Heinemann author Sue O'Connell hosted Elementary Math Chat (#ElemMathChat) on Twitter. The focus of the conversation was on helping students move math facts beyond memorization only. Some of the questions discussed were:

- What criteria do you look for when choosing activities to promote math fact fluency?
- How can you help students see the link between facts like 9 x 2 and 2 x 9?
- What is the benefit of exploring math facts through real contexts?

**Below is the full Storify of the chat.**

Learn more about Math in Practice, the new grade-by-grade professional learning resource from Sue O'Connell and colleagues, or visit the Math in Practice Facebook group for opportunities to learn from other elementary teachers about teaching math more effectively.