Establishing Critical Math Routines

Best Practices with All Standards

Kim Sutton’s FUN workshop for K-5 will focus on how to take short amounts of time in the teaching day to establish routines with math activities that build strength in number sense including areas like place value, number properties, proportional reasoning, fact fluency and mental math.
The strategies that Kim has developed are proven to motivate and create constant reinforcement of skills for all students. Participants will be actively involved in constructing and using math tools that deepen their understanding of the fundamentals of math instruc­tion. All of the strategies will be connected to the  math standards of all participants.
Kim will model how she uses every minute in the classroom to keep students actively involved in thinking and reinforcing important concepts. Her strategies are all ready to use. Participants will receive a huge manual along with a powerful toolkit of materials. Scissors, markers, scotch tape and a stapler will be needed for full involvement in this hands-on workshop.
Kim Sutton is a master at helping teachers understand how to differentiate instruction with music, dance, literature, games and activities. She has helped countless schools and districts become more effective at how mathematics is approached with elementary students. Wherever Kim speaks, teachers flock to hear her message and feel her motivation. Participants will love this new class!

What You Will Learn:

New powerful and effective strategies for fact fluency
Increase the impact of the classroom number line with grade specific questions
Turn your Fridays into a day of higher level thinking
More mental math ideas using the simplest of tools
Making connections with words and numbers for proportional reasoning
Using music and movements that reinforce math concepts for permanence
The daily activities you need to build strong number sense

Program Highlights:

Amazing strategies to create instant student engagement without extensive preparation
Connecting the standards to each strategy
New literature titles for simple connections in number sense and other content strands
Simple but effective games for reinforcement of skills
Learn how to cover all the standards using one simple tool with students
Introduction to new music and dances from Ron Brown of Intelli-Tunes
Materials that are easy and ready to use tomorrow in the elementary classroom
Powerful fact fluency tools you can implement immediately
Learn how to differentiate activities to accommodate all learners in your classroom

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 30 years of classroom teaching, time as a regional math specialist and as a university instructor. Kim has worked with over 300 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 16 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!

Who Should Attend?

All K-5 Classroom Teachers, Resource Specialists, Curriculum Coordinators and Administrators should attend.

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. Verification of hours of participation will be provided for continuing education or re-certification requirements. Creative Mathematics is an approved Texas CPE provider.