## Using "Cover, Copy, Compare" to Build Fact Fluency

One effective, research-based strategy for building fact fluency is the "cover, copy, compare" model (also referred to a "CCC Math" in our classroom.) To use this strategy, start by printing a CCC Math page (directions are also included in this download) or grabbing a copy from our classroom. You can also easily create your own by folding a paper into thirds.

**Step #1: Cover**- In the left hand column, record the math facts you're studying (with the answers).
- Look at a math fact with the answer that appears in the left column of the sheet.
- Fold the left column of the paper to hide the correct model.

**Step #2: Copy**- Copy the math fact and answer
**from memory**, writing it in the first response blank under the 'Student Response' section of the math fact sheet.

**Step #3: Compare**- Uncover the correct model and compare it to what you wrote.
- If you have written the fact/ answer CORRECTLY, move on to the next fact on the list and repeat steps 1-3.
- If you have written the fact/ answer INCORRECTLY, draw a line through the incorrect response, study the correct model, cover the model, and copy the fact and answer from memory again (record it below the original, crossed out response). Check that the fact is correct before moving on.

Continue Covering, Copying, and Comparing until all facts on the sheet have been copied and checked against the correct models.Continue Covering, Copying, and Comparing until all facts on the sheet have been copied and checked against the correct models.