Developing Computational Fluency
Friend , I've been there, done that!
How would you like to have a
Is this course right for you?
Before I dive into the details, you might be wondering if this course is right for you. So who are you?
You are on a quest to
You are a K5 math teacher
You are an instructional coach
You are looking for strategies you can share with your teachers to bring about systemic change on your campus.
You are a K5 interventionist
You are trying to understand and fill the gaps in your students’ math learning.
You are a supportive parent
You are either homeschooling your child or just trying to help support your child with their math.
By the end of this course, you will...

Have a
blueprint for creating a supportive and safe mathematical culture in your classroom. 
Understand the
vertical progression for developing computational fluency in your grade band (K2, 35, or K5). 
Have the tools to switch from rote memorization of basic facts to
teaching with a strategybased approach . 
Be ready to lead math talks in your classroom as your students
share flexible computation strategies . 
Have
TONS ofreadytogo activities to use in your classroom. 
Quite frankly, have a
new enthusiasm and joy for teaching math!
What will you learn?
 Snapshot
 Who Are You as a Math Teacher?
 Why is Mathematics Instruction Changing?
 Managing Your Classroom for Maximum Learning
 The Mindset of a Mathematician
 Embracing StrengthBased Teaching
 The Role of Productive Struggle
 Fostering Mathematical Communication
 FREE PREVIEW LESSON  CRA: Building Blocks to Understanding
 CRA Two Truths and a Lie Quiz
 Snapshot
 Structures for Addition and Subtraction Problems
 Foundational Fact Sets
 Derived Fact Strategies
 Bonus: Open Middle Problems and EstiMysteries
 Snapshot
 Number Combinations: Composing and Decomposing the Numbers Through 10
 Differentiation: How to Assess to Find Each Child’s Number
 Fluency Through Practice: Engaging Tasks for Practice Throughout the Year
 Ten is Special!
 Bonus: Which One Doesn’t Belong? and Splat
 Snapshot
 Developmental Steps Toward Procedural Fluency
 Invented Strategies for Addition and Subtraction
 Building Understanding for the Standard Algorithm
 Bonus: Three Act Tasks and Would You Rather?
 Snapshot
 Who Are You as a Math Teacher?
 Why is Mathematics Instruction Changing?
 Managing Your Classroom for Maximum Learning
 The Mindset of a Mathematician
 Embracing StrengthBased Teaching
 The Role of Productive Struggle
 Fostering Mathematical Communication
 FREE PREVIEW LESSON  CRA: Building Blocks to Understanding
 CRA Two Truths and a Lie Quiz
 Snapshot
 Developmental Steps Toward Procedural Fluency
 Invented Strategies for Multiplication
 Invented Strategies for Division
 Building Understanding for the Standard Algorithm: Multiplication
 Building Understanding for the Standard Algorithm: Division
 Bonus: Three Act Tasks and Would You Rather?
 Snapshot
 How and Why Has Basic Fact Instruction Changed?
 Structures for Multiplication and Division Problems
 Foundational Fact Sets
 Derived Fact Strategies
 Bonus: Open Middle Problems and Estimation 180
 Snapshot
 Fraction Fundamentals
 Equivalent Fractions
 Comparing Fractions
 Computing with Fractions
 Bonus: Which One Doesn’t Belong? and Fraction Splat
 Snapshot
 Who Are You as a Math Teacher?
 Why is Mathematics Instruction Changing?
 Managing Your Classroom for Maximum Learning
 The Mindset of a Mathematician
 Embracing StrengthBased Teaching
 The Role of Productive Struggle
 Fostering Mathematical Communication
 FREE PREVIEW LESSON  CRA: Building Blocks to Understanding
 CRA Two Truths and a Lie Quiz
 Snapshot
 Developmental Steps Toward Procedural Fluency
 Invented Strategies for Addition and Subtraction
 Building Understanding for the Standard Algorithm
 Bonus: Three Act Tasks and Would You Rather?
 Snapshot
 Number Combinations: Composing and Decomposing the Numbers Through 10
 Differentiation: How to Assess to Find Each Child’s Number
 Fluency Through Practice: Engaging Tasks for Practice Throughout the Year
 Ten is Special!
 Bonus: Which One Doesn’t Belong? and Splat
 Snapshot
 Developmental Steps Toward Procedural Fluency
 Invented Strategies for Multiplication
 Invented Strategies for Division
 Building Understanding for the Standard Algorithm: Multiplication
 Building Understanding for the Standard Algorithm: Division
 Bonus: Three Act Tasks and Would You Rather?
 Snapshot
 Structures for Addition and Subtraction Problems
 Foundational Fact Sets
 Derived Fact Strategies
 Bonus: Open Middle Problems and EstiMysteries
 Snapshot
 Fraction Fundamentals
 Equivalent Fractions
 Comparing Fractions
 Computing with Fractions
 Bonus: Which One Doesn’t Belong? and Fraction Splat
 Snapshot
 How and Why Has Basic Fact Instruction Changed?
 Structures for Multiplication and Division Problems
 Foundational Fact Sets
 Derived Fact Strategies
 Bonus: Open Middle Problems and Estimation 180
What's included?
 Prerecorded video lessons to view at your own pace
 Fullcolor downloadable Change Journal for taking notes, reflecting on your learning, and practicing new skills
 Downloadable PDFs and activities with nearly every lesson
 A course completion certificate for either 12 hours (K2 or 35) or 24 hours (K5) of professional learning
Who doesn't love a bonus?
Each version of the course (K2 and 35) comes with 6 bonus resources! Sign up for the K5 course and get them all! Instructions for how to use the resources are woven throughout the course.
What are others saying?
It was easy to follow and I have been able to implement what I have learned into my whole group and small group instruction.
I thought the course was very helpful in growing and changing my mindset about implementations of strategies and skills in my class.
Love it. Referred back to videos often throughout the year as I taught my intervention students.
Invented strategies are so often are overlooked or rushed through. The reasoning for the importance of these before standard algorithm is what all teachers should hear.
You've got questions I've got answers!
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Yes! Email me directly at [email protected] and I’ll get you all set up.
Yes! All materials and lessons are available to you as soon as you register.
Yes! Email me at [email protected] for more information.
No problem at all! You have lifetime access to your content, so you can complete the modules at your own pace.
You'll want the K5 version, which combines the K2 and 35 courses.
Absolutely! Math instructional practices have changed dramatically since many parents were in school. This course will help you understand current practices better, which, in turn, will help you support your child.
Yes! When you finish the course, you will receive a certificate showing that you completed 12 hours of online learning for either the K2 or 35 course and 24 hours of online learning for the K5 course.
Just email me directly at [email protected] and I'll get right back to you!