The Heartbeat of Number Sense: Math Fact Fluency

Event Date: 09/11/2019

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Event Time: 09:00 AM till 03:30 AM (Central) Registration Deadline: 09/04/2019
Seats Available: 50 (0 Registered) onSite Registration: 08:30 AM - 09:00 AM

Want to impact your students’ number sense? Give your primary students a leg up for Math ILearn testing by teaching them strategies for addition and subtraction fact fluency. Research says that learning relationships among facts and using these reasoning strategies fosters number sense. Now available--a program to help teachers teach that foundational addition and subtraction fluency standard. Spend the day learning time proven methods for moving students from counting to mental fluency--all in 20 minutes a day. 


Ginnie Luce and Ginger Smith have designed a workshop to train and equip teachers to implement A Strategic Approach to Addition Fact Fluency and Subtraction-A Better Way of Thinking. Both programs include everything you need for guided lessons, practice activities, and assessment:

  • PowerPoints-help the teacher lead students in the discovery of strategies with the concrete.
  • Songs-help reinforce the language of the strategies.
  • Games-give needed practice in strategic thinking
  • Worksheets-give daily written practice
  • Quick Guide for the teacher-provides a blueprint for planning.
Target Audience:

Primary Grade teachers, Math Coaches, ELL teachers, Title Leaders, Administrators


Presenters: Virginia Luce and Virginia Smith— “Ginnie & Ginger” met in their undergraduate days at Purdue University. Motivated to develop a means to help second graders learn basic facts Ginnie had written songs and created a way for students to use “place value” as a way to visualize the harder subtraction problems.  With Ginger’s encouragement Ginnie has expanded her materials to include not only a Subtraction Program but the Addition Program as well. Ginnie and Ginger have both presented their professional passions locally, regionally, and nationally. Their hope is that they can share what they have learned in their careers about learning basic facts and the impact it has on the development of number sense and problem solving.  Check out www. for samples of their materials.

PGP Points: 6.00 Meal Provided: Yes
Event Location:
Polk Elementary School
2460 Vermillion St
Lake Station, IN 46405

Event Held In: Library
Pricing Information:
ESC Member Price: $175.00 Non-Member Price: $250.00
Contact Information
Facilitator: Randy Zimmerly     Have Questions
Contact Information
Facilitator: Randy Zimmerly     Have Questions