Operational Fluency for 4th Through 7th Graders

Now more than ever, teachers need their students to be engaged in meaningful hands-on games and activities without overburdening teachers’ packed workloads.  Teachers will gain the knowledge, strategies, skills and expertise to EASILY implement hands-on math games whether they are teaching virtually, in-person but physically distanced or a combination of those settings.  Concept focuses for this workshop include: addition and multiplication fact fluency; multi-digit adding with composing and subtraction with decomposing; multi-digit multiplication and division; mixed operations and order of operations.  A handout with rules, gameboards and assessment tools will be provided.  PARTICIPANTS WILL NEED A DECK OF CARDS AND 8 REGULAR DICE.

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Participants will need 8 regular dice and a deck of cards.


1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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    John Felling

    John Felling has been an educational leader for over 35 years.  He is a published author and consultant providing insight and expertise mostly in the areas of Math, English Language Arts, and Teaching Practice.  He has presented at many national conferences and conventions including ASCD Conferences on Teaching Excellence, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics national and regional conventions as well as many provincial and state conventions throughout North America. He still finds time to teach in classrooms a few days each month, staying current with the challenges facing students, teachers and administrators.  John's presentations provide insights and strategies along with a healthy dose of humor, helping participants to remember and apply what they learn.  Participants in his sessions have consistently expressed "Awesome job!  Really enjoyed your presentation. There were a lot of great activities to bring back to my class."  Attend his sessions and see why.