Free Preview - FactsWise Addition/Subtraction E-Course for Educators

Includes FactsWise Introduction and complete Mini-Lessons for Goal 1 Addition and Subtraction

Are you looking for a better way to help your students develop their facts fluency and also their flexible number sense? This course is designed just for you and your students!

FactsWise is a program that blends international research about facts fluency approaches, part-whole thinking strategies, and the psychology of memorization. Along with this research base, we've listened to teachers and students for the past 14 years to make the mini-lessons and games engaging to students and manageable for teachers. 

This e-course is designed to introduce you to the basic principles, and then take you day-by-day through the 5-to-10 minute mini-lessons and games that are at the heart of FactsWise. These mini-lessons and games always start with hands-on activities with simple manipulatives, and then progress to a focus on patterns and strategies. When students are able to correctly answer the problems in that goal, then they move on to more abstract activities and games. 

Assessment strategies are discussed in detail early in the course, and will allow you to make the shift away from timed tests -- which just don't give us accurate insights into students' fluency, and are often damaging to students' feelings about themselves as mathematicians.

If you are looking for opportunities to earn additional college credits for salary advancement, you can earn either 3 or 4 units through Brandman University for completing this course -- depending on the additional assignments you'd like to complete. The registration flyer (including the Brandman University fees) is included in the online materials for this course. 

I'd love to hear from you as you preview the first chapter, which is free for everyone, and then as you begin working with your students on the daily mini-lessons and games. So many teachers have shared wonderful success stories with me, and they always tell me how much their students enjoy their FactsWise experiences and their growing mathematical confidence.

Course Curriculum

Introducing this Preview of FactsWise Add/Subtract Online Course for Educators
Getting Started with FactsWise: Goal 1 Addition - Concept building, then patterns and strategies, and lastly abstract
Valerie Henry
Valerie Henry
Mathematics Educator and FactsWise Creator

About the instructor

After Valerie completed her dissertation research at UC Irvine in 2004, she began a pilot project to investigate strategies for teaching basic facts that would go beyond flashcards, worksheets, and timed tests. By 2006, these strategies had been piloted, revised, and research demonstrated dramatic differences between control and FactsWise students.

Valerie balances her time as a lecturer in mathematics education at UC Irvine with her commitment to share what she has learned about how to help students develop basic facts fluency, part-whole thinking, and flexible number sense through FactsWise workshops.

You may also be interested in the FactsWise Multiplication/Division course!

FactsWise Multiplication/Division E-Course for Educators

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