5 Day Number Talk-3-5

Build Your Students' Multiplication Fact Fluency in 5 Days Using Number Talks

FREE 5-Day training via email & Facebook Live.

If you've taught strategies to your students and they are still skip counting, the problem is that strategies can't be taught, they are caught.

But how do you help students catch a strategy???

You create experiences that help them see connections. 

Number Talks are a great way to help your students catch strategies. 

Join me as I work with a two 4th graders over 5 days to help them catch a strategy for multiplying by 9.

You will be given all the Number Talks I use so that you can work with a student in your classroom during the 5 days as well.

4 Quick Facts About Me  

Hi, I'm Christina Tondevold, the facilitator of this free training. 

  • I have 4 wonderful children and I thank the Lord that he changed the way I thought about mathematics before they arrived in my life so that I could provide math experiences for them, instead of math flash cards.
  • I call myself a Recovering Traditionalist. I was a very traditional learner and teacher....give me an algorithm and I could solve it....give me any mental math or story problems and I would start sweating.
  • I believe in the power of a positive and growth mindset (for ourselves and our kiddos). Failure is often how we learn our best lessons...yet we try too hard to not let our students fail in class. Feeding them step-by-step directions on how to solve mathematics problems is NOT truly mathematics.
  • My mother was my junior high English teacher and she would probably have a heart atack if she ever red any thing I put out....well, except for the first bok I published; she was my editor). I donut take the time to be gramaticaly corect and nothin is ever prefect {I would rather spend my time with my kids then ensure I wrote a complete sentence).

Me & My Family

This training is for you if...

  • Your students struggle with their facts. 
  • You teach 3rd-5th and want to lay a solid foundation of their facts that isn't based on tricks.
  • You aren't sure what to try, but you know flashcards and timed tests aren't the ticket. 
  • You want a way to build their number sense and not just require them to memorize their facts, but learn through understanding.
  • You've tried Number Talks in your class, but want to learn more about them.
  • You don't know what a Number Talk is (it's okay, we'll talk about it). 

Studies show that upon entering seventh grade, only 42 percent of students have demonstrated mastery of multiplication facts.


What: Free training each day to show you how to use Number Talks in your classroom. You will be given all the number talks I used so you can try it out with a student in your classroom who is struggling.

When: January 21 - 26, 2018

Where: Live Facebook Videos each day (links provided via email)

Why: Because your students need it

Not sure you want to do this? Does this sound familiar....

Just because a kid gets older or goes to the next grade level, doesn't mean they get better at their fact fluency. 

In fact, they often get worse because there are more & more math concepts they need to learn but they don't have a solid foundation to help them.

Often we don't take the full amount of time to work on fact development because we have all the other grade level standards to teach as well. 

Then the next grade teacher is under the same pressure to teach all the standards and so on with each grade level after.

So, when does it stop and we say enough is enough?!?!

You have so much content at your grade level to "cover" but what are the truly important and non-negotiable items that you really want your kiddos to develop before they leave your classroom???? 

If you don't slow down and spend time ensuring your students have those, then who will? Yes, that probably means letting go of some other things right now, but...

If not you, then WHO?

So...are you in?