K-2 Math Workshop Make Over- Building Addition and Subtraction Fact Fluency through Targeted Games

Math Workshop (aka Math Stations or Math Centers) is a widely implemented learning structure in many K-2 classrooms. It can be a productive time for self directed, highly engaged learning. However, sometimes, it can feel too loose, too loud, too unstructured, and less productive than it could be.
In this course K-2 classroom teachers will deepen their understanding of how students learn math facts by exploring memorization and understanding; fluency and automaticity; and isolated facts and related facts. Teachers will analyze their current math workshop practice, identify areas for improvement, and make the revisions needed for a more productive math workshop. The focus will be on how math workshop time can efficiently support addition and subtraction fact fluency for students.
Through articles, video, and hands-on game playing, we will explore formative assessment, targeted practice, student autonomy, workshop structure, number talks, and the role of teacher. Teachers will leave the course with a bank of addition and subtraction games and either an update of their current math workshop or a completely new math.
Teacher: Andrew Gutell