Developing Computational Fluency

Proven strategies for helping students develop computational fluency based on flexibility with numbers and number sense.

This course is a step-by-step program designed to teach you a new way of thinking about and doing math. Watch your students’ understanding and engagement soar as you implement these new strategies. In no time, both you and your students will love math!

I'M READY TO START!

Friend, I've been there, done that!

Your struggles are real! I know, because I had them, too. You have students who don’t understand numbers, can’t reason mathematically, and lack computational skills. You know there has to be a better way, but you’re tired of patching together your own professional learning from books and blog posts.

How would you like to have a comprehensive, step-by-step process for helping your students develop that elusive thing we call computational fluency? Read on, because I think you’re in the right place!
Donna

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 provide your students with the best possible math instruction. You’re hungry for new ideas and frustrated with the status quo. You are constantly seeking to improve and use best practices in your classroom. You embrace change.

LET'S GET STARTED!

You are a K-5 math teacher

You are a K-5 math teacher

You are frustrated by your students’ lack of number sense. You know there has to be a better way to teach and reach your students.

You are an instructional coach

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 K-5 interventionist

You are a K-5 interventionist

You are trying to understand and fill the gaps in your students’ math learning.

You are a supportive parent

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 (K-2, 3-5, or K-5).
  • Have the tools to switch from rote memorization of basic facts to teaching with a strategy-based approach.
  • Be ready to lead math talks in your classroom as your students share flexible computation strategies.
  • Have TONS of ready-to-go activities to use in your classroom.
  • Quite frankly, have a new enthusiasm and joy for teaching math!

What will you learn?

Check out the curriculumfor each version of the course.

  • 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 Strength-Based 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 Esti-Mysteries

  • 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 Strength-Based 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 Strength-Based 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 Esti-Mysteries

  • 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?

  • Pre-recorded video lessons to view at your own pace
  • Full-color 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 (K-2 or 3-5) or 24 hours (K-5) of professional learning

Who doesn't love a bonus?

Each version of the course (K-2 and 3-5) comes with 6 bonus resources! Sign up for the K-5 course and get them all! Instructions for how to use the resources are woven throughout the course.

BONUSES? I'M IN!

What are others saying?
Crystal M.

It was easy to follow and I have been able to implement what I have learned into my whole group and small group instruction.

Tamisha B.

I thought the course was very helpful in growing and changing my mindset about implementations of strategies and skills in my class.

Stacy C.

Love it. Referred back to videos often throughout the year as I taught my intervention students.

Candace J.

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!

Expand each section to see the answers to frequently asked questions.

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 K-5 version, which combines the K-2 and 3-5 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 K-2 or 3-5 course and 24 hours of online learning for the K-5 course.

Just email me directly at [email protected]  and I'll get right back to you!