Math Fact Fluency

Every Teacher’s Responsibility

Educators across the country face a common concern, “We do not have a plan for math fact fluency.” In this exciting NEW class, for grades K-5, Kim Sutton will focus on the all-important goal of math fact fluency set by the Common Core, state and provincial standards. Kim has long stood by the need for math fact fluency. Basic facts are the tools for meaningful mathematics and Kim will share strategies for achieving math fact fluency through song, dance, literature, games and other practice tools!
In this class, participants will experience powerful models for all four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Through these models, participants 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 of ideas to maximize the experience of practice with math facts.

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, 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!

What You Will Learn:

  • Which models for each of the four operations are most important
  • Which computational strategies 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
  • New Ron Brown 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!
  • How to affect long term retention of the facts using working memory

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 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 – please check at the workshop.

What To Bring:

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