Blueprint for Understanding Today's Math Content

Add Excitement and Fun Into Your Math Program

This new three-day workshop presented by Kim Sutton will feature strategies for effective teaching of mathematics for elementary classrooms using the content of the Common Core and Texas State Math Standards. Participants (K-6) will experience Kim Sutton’s motivating and fast-paced presentation which includes dancing, singing, constructing materials and thinking mathematically.
Each day will begin with a wealth of ideas for focus activities to reinforce and review the foundational skills of mathematics. Kim will share new ideas that include songs, quick “hands-on” activities and meaningful problem-solving questions. The workshop will also include proven ideas for the necessary five to nine minutes daily of drill and practice for math fact fluency. Kim will model a diverse plan for “Drills to Thrill” that includes new ideas using games, songs, choral chanting and differentiated practice. Teachers will be amazed at the simplicity of the ideas and the ease of implementation for your classroom.
This workshop will include how to develop depth in the teaching of the important ideas of number sense and proportional reasoning. Kim will set the tone by modeling powerful manipulative-based lessons to teach the intensive content of the Common Core and Texas State Math Standards. Children’s literature will be used to reinforce these concepts and class materials include Kim’s extensive bibliography for use in your classroom. The ready-to-use ideas include questioning techniques to use with students to maximize higher level thinking! Kim will include new games to be used with dice and dominoes to follow the whole class teaching lessons in an RTI (Response to Intervention) model.
Kim’s unique brand of motivational strategies are infectious and will put you on the correct path to success with new ways to generate enthusiasm in your math classroom. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the country’s top educators!

What You Will Learn:

  • Start your math engine each morning with treats and a problem to think about
  • Learn new focus activities for all ages to add to your collection!
  • Discover daily drills to motivate fact fluency for all!
  • Put on your dancing shoes while we rock out to math music!
  • Enjoy construction time! We will pull in for a pit stop to make what is necessary!
  • Prepare whole class lessons that motivate even the most reluctant mathematician! Topics that are difficult to teach can be the most rewarding for all!
  • Learn how to effectively use the non-negotiable checklist for all grades! Each checklist really works.
  • Pick up more of the lessons that really matter to the foundation of mathematics in a child’s background!

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 25 years of classroom teaching, time as a regional math specialist and as a university instructor. Kim has worked with over 150 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 15 titles. 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!

A Note From Kim:

Dear Teacher:

I am so excited about this new three-day class for summer 2014!  I have included so many new ideas for creating powerful mathematics for elementary students!  You will have lots of strategies in place for the new school year after this class.  This class will fire up your engine for teaching mathematics to elementary learners.

I am planning these features to the class:

•  New children’s literature connections with titles that span the math content.

•  New strategies for achieving fact fluency.

•  Games to motivate all students.

•  New playlist of math music never before used in my workshops.

•  New playlist of songs to use for classroom management.

Each day will follow a structure that I have used with success in my classroom.  I will model how I plan and implement my math minutes to cover all the content in the Texas State Standards and the Common Core Standards.  You will have a huge manual and tool kit of ideas that require simple preparation and implementation.

Come and spend three days with me as we explore all that mathematics has to offer children and how motivation can change your classroom!

Mathematically yours, Kim

Who Should Attend?

All K-6 Classroom Teachers, Resource Specialists, and Curriculum Coordinators and Administrators should attend.

What To Bring:

Scissors, marking pens, scotch tape, glue stick, hole punch, stapler and camera (optional).

Cancellations/Substitutions:

Substitutions may be made at any time. All cancellations received the day of the seminar or afterwards are subject to a $15.00 service charge.

University Credit:

Credit from Humboldt State University is 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 – details provided at the seminar. Creative Mathematics is an approved Texas CPE provider.