Got the Basic Facts Blues?
Let’s End the Frustration and Tackle Fact Fluency!
Hope is NOT a strategy! Let’s Get Busy!
This exciting NEW K-5 class by Kim Sutton will focus on the all important goal of math fact fluency - an issue that many students coming back from the pandemic are struggling with. Kim has long stood by the need for students to have math fact fluency as a foundational skill for developing into strong problem solvers. Basic facts are the critical tools for meaningful mathematics and Kim will share her strategies with you to teach your students to achieve math fact fluency through song, dance, literature, games and other practice tools!
If you have attended other fact fluency classes by Kim, you will be amazed at the new and powerful ideas that are included in this class. Kim is putting new emphasis on reaching students who are struggling with getting caught back up and you will love her fresh approach to teaching math fact fluency.
In this class, participants will experience powerful models for all four operations. Through these models, teachers can focus on teaching with more depth for higher levels of thinking. In other words, how teaching for understanding gives students the ability to perform more complex computation.
Kim will share how she designs her intensive practice schedules using computational strategies for fluency with math facts. Participants will leave with constructed tools to use in the classroom along with a complete manual for ideas to maximize the experience of practice with math facts. Kim’s class’s are always uplifting and fun. The hours will fly by and you will be energized to tackle the challenge of teaching math fact fluency. Come join us for this special day!
Participants will learn:
How to teach for understanding the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
What computational strategies are the most important for what grade levels!
Simple student constructed tools that can be used for all strategies.
How to use three generic games with hundreds of possibilities!
Music that will have us dancing in the classroom!
How to be effective with choral chanting! What does that look like in today’s classroom?
“Make It” games and work stations like you have never seen before!
About The Speaker:
Kim Sutton is a fabulous presenter, who has taught thousands of teachers the joy and excitement of hands-on math. Kim’s teaching experience includes over 40 years of classroom teaching, time as a regional math specialist and as a university instructor. Kim has worked with over 500 districts nationally and internationally as a staff development consultant. Kim has a Master’s degree in Mathematics Education and has been the keynote speaker for state and regional math conferences. Kim has produced many wonderful math games and tools and is the author of 17 titles, as well as the creator of the 10 Block Schedule for Math Fact Fluency program for grades K-6. Experience what others have learned—Kim Sutton is a dynamic, extraordinary educator whose enthusiasm and love for teaching are contagious! She gives you practical, easy to implement information and ideas that you will use for years. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to be thrilled, challenged, and energized!
Great Books by Kim:
- All Aboard the Algebra Express
- Fractions: A Part of the Whole
- Math Engineers
- Math Focus Activities
- Visual Tools
- Number Line Workbook
- The Power of Digital Root
- Making Math Books with Children
- Powerful Numbers 0-100
- Place Value with Pizzazz
- Dynamic Dice
- Do the Math
- Math Drills to Thrill
- Let's Get Started!
- Dazzling Dominoes
- Bump It!
- Cooking Up Math Concentration
- Cooking Up MORE Math Concentration
Who Should Attend?
All K-5 Classroom Teachers, Resource Specialists, Curriculum Coordinators and Administrators should attend.
What To Bring:
Scissors, marking pens, scotch tape, glue stick, stapler, and an individual hole punch.
1/2 unit of credit from Cal Poly Humboldt are available for an additional charge. These credential/licensure courses offered are designed primarily for elective or professional development purposes. Clock hours may also be available – please check at the workshop.