Wabash Valley Education Center

~What? They Don't Know Their Math Facts Yet? How to Move Beyond Memorization for Fact Fluency (K-6)

Timed tests cause all kinds of anxiety for students and create children who are math phobic. Research abounds that captures the negative effects of these assessments, but how else do we ensure that kids learn their basic math facts? The Fact Fluency Interview is the mathematical equivalent to a Running Record in reading. It allows us to identify what a child knows and what she needs next. Participants will be trained to conduct the interview and analyze the data. A host of practical ways to let the data drive classroom instruction will be introduced including modified and individualized flash cards, games, one-on-one and small group work, and whole-class mini-lessons. [K-6]




Ryan Flessner
Ryan Flessner is an Associate Professor of Teacher Education at Butler University.  Prior to this, he taught elementary school in Indianapolis, New York City, and Madison, Wisconsin.  His teaching and research interests include math education, teacher education, practitioner inquiry, and issues of equity, diversity, and social justice.


Date: Thursday, April 27, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time (lunch on your own)

Location: WVEC


Cost: $150/Service Center Member or $300/District not belonging to a Service Center*

This workshop is WVEC Title 4 Consortium Eligible!

*Cost of all workshops are based on membership in an Indiana Educational Service Center (ESC). Any registrants who are not members of an ESC in the state of Indiana will be required to pay the non-member fee.

**See cancellation policy below

Cancellation Policy

* Registrants who notify WVEC of their cancellation on or before the registration deadline date will not be required to pay the registration fee.
* Registrants who cancel after the registration deadline but before the workshop date or call to cancel on the day of the workshop will pay 50% of the registration fee.
* Registrants who neglect to call or notify the WVEC of their cancellation will be responsible for paying the full fee.
* On official school corporation weather-related cancellation days, registrants will not be required to pay registration fees.


Registration open through 4/26/2023 9:00 AM EST


3061 Benton Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906

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Wabash Valley Education Center
3061 Benton Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906