I have been working with a student over the summer who finished second grade and just entered third grade this fall. I have been seeing him for an hour each week and really felt like he was fluent in math and had a good handle on math concepts. His reading is considerably lower than his math (52nd percentile in math, 24th in reading according to MAP). So, we worked on fractions all summer and he was a rock star. He could correctly add, subtract, and compare even without manipulatives. Then, I used the FA1000 fluency assessment last week since he is one of my tutoring students to see how he did. Apparently I totally missed the boat on this little guy. He gave me a blank stare when asked to count forward or backward coupled with "I don't understand." It didn't improve as the assessment continued. I am seeing him again for tutoring tomorrow morning, so we can work on some of the skills. I feel like I need to figure out if he really doesn't understand or if being asked to do those tasks was new to him so he wasn't sure what I wanted. If he truly doesn't understand, I'm bummed that I missed noticing his weaknesses, but glad that I figured them out now!