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In this first day of the MULTIPLICATION 5 Day training, we start with checking to see if your student has visuals for “10 x ____” and if they instantly know answers to “10 groups of ____=?”.

We start with using the connection to “times 10” because it lasts long term. (Like, your whole life!) If your students are able to start visualizing 10 groups, it can be really impactful in the ways that they are able to strategize their fact fluency. For example, if they’re given the equ...ation “9 x 6,” it can be a whole lot easier to visualize 10 groups of 6 and then take one group of 6 away than it is to compute 9 groups of 6.

But there is A LOT that goes into helping kids develop that strategy. The first thing to check for is if they know “10 groups of ___” type of questions instantly. If they don’t know “10 groups of ___”, then it’s going to be really difficult for them to use that to help them find “9 groups of ____.”

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1) If you haven’t already, PICK A STUDENT. Choose one student to work with over this week. If you have a student who is really far behind, they are most likely in need of a far more intensive intervention than what we will be doing over 5 days. You are more than welcome to try it out, but I'm recommending that you pick a student who is on the cusp of developing some connections and is lacking a little number sense. Then, take what you learned in these 5 days and adjust it to work with the kiddo who is really far behind.

2) Come WATCH THIS LIVE VIDEO of me discussing the big ideas and showing me working with the 4th graders.

3) DOWNLOAD THE NUMBER TALKS. After you watch the training, then use the Number Talks with your own student tomorrow. If you have a student working at a different level, then adjust the slides to be what your student needs. For example, if your student already has a strategy for x9, then adapt the slides to help the student build a strategy for x7. The link takes you to the Google Slides that I created. It is a ‘view only’ file so that nobody makes changes to the original file. But, all you need to do is click on FILE, then select either ‘make a copy’ or ‘download’ and then you will be able to modify the slides to fit your needs: https://docs.google.com/…/1y0MEPMrciUkXNcKy2BMvDGzWPR…/edit…

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In this first day of the ADDITION 5 Day training, we start with checking to see if your student has visuals for 10 and the amounts that Make 10.

The goal at the end of this training is to help your student understand how they can take problems like 7 + 9 and turn it into a friendlier problem of 6 + 10. (**Remember you can modify this if working with younger kids.)

But there is A LOT that goes into helping kids develop that strategy. The first thing to check for is if they c...an use visuals to help them see the parts that make 10. If they don’t know the parts that make 10, then it’s going to be really difficult for them to use the Make 10 Strategy.

ACTION STEPS
1) If you haven’t already, PICK A STUDENT. Choose one student to work with over this week. If you have a student who is really far behind, they are most likely in need of a far more intensive intervention than what we will be doing over 5 days. You are more than welcome to try it out, but I'm recommending that you pick a student who is on the cusp of developing some connections and is lacking a little number sense. Then, take what you learned in these 5 days and adjust it to work with the kiddo who is really far behind.

2) Come WATCH THIS LIVE VIDEO of me discussing the big ideas and showing me working with the 1st graders.

3)DOWNLOAD THE NUMBER TALKS. After you watch the training, then use the Number Talks with your own student. If you have a student working at a different level, then adjust the slides to be what your student needs. For example, if you work with PreK or K, then instead of Make 10 you can be working on Make 5. The link takes you to the Google Slides that I created. It is a ‘view only’ file so that nobody makes changes to the original file. But, all you need to do is click on FILE, then select either ‘make a copy’ or ‘download’ and then you will be able to modify the slides to fit your needs: https://docs.google.com/…/1zcPDt_M2XKWAxLn9QsXcOKpu5D…/edit…

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