Hi, I'm Maria!
I'm a K-8 Math Specialist & Educational Therapist
I have over 14 years experience in education, including 8 years providing intensive math intervention and enrichment. Along the way, I've discovered that there is nothing I enjoy more than to turn math haters into math lovers through fun games, meaty number talks & the occasional M&M.
In this pre-recorded workshop, you will learn:
• Why you should focus on fact fluency (& why it's better than rote memorization).
• How number talks develop strategies & foster connections.
• Why math games are great for practicing strategies & building automaticity.
• Variations of my students' favorite game, Pig, to build addition & multiplication fluency. I'll show you how I adapt Pig for intervention, enrichment & everything in-between.
My students ask to play this game every day & I can't wait to share it with you!
“I had been looking for a practical and convenient way to get more PD. Maria has a wealth of knowledge and presents the material in a lively, straightforward style.”
- Stella D.
“I could take the things on video and do them with my class the next day. And then hear the reaction of my students—both the fact that they seem to be getting a little deeper meaning and that they seem to enjoy math. They pick up the dice and go play PIG on their own during 'free time.'"
-Terry Rogan 4th Grade Teacher, Kentucky
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