My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of automaticity:

  • It allows for recall of facts or algorithms, instantly and accurately. The rate at which a student recalls the facts may vary from student to student.

  • It is based on understanding of numbers and relationships.

  • It often results from repetition and practice.

  • It reduces cognitive load when doing calculations.

  • It includes applying procedures automatically, without intentional, conscious thought.


Use the link below to further study examples of automaticity.

Automaticity Card Sort Activity


Using manipulatives to determine sums or products of single-digit numbers.

TEKS: 2(4)(A); 3(4)(F)