Number Sense 201 Course Registration

Want the missing piece to build your students' math mind?

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You are ready to change how you teach math and how your students think about math!

You are looking for something that will help you with those kiddos who 'just don't get it'.  

You have kiddos who have 'learned' the multiplication strategies, yet still revert back to skip counting.  

You are looking for how to help your kiddos understand that 3/4 is not 3 out of 4 objects, but actually 3 one-fourth pieces.  

You want to help your students be flexible thinkers when they add & subtract.

And you want to do all this and make it FUN!!!

The Number Sense 201 Course is Just What You Need

4 Quick Facts About Me 

{to give you an idea of who I am & my math ed philosophy}

  • 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 teaher and she wood probably have a heart atack if she ever red any thing I put out....well, except for the first book i published (she was my editer). I donut take the time to be gramatically corect and nothin' is ever prefect {I would rather spend my time with my kids than ensure I wrote a complete sentence or speled all the wurds in this paragraf correctly ;).

Number Sense 201 Instructor - Christina Tondevold with her family

You're ready to get excited again about teaching math!!

At the end of this course, you will have:

-A clearly defined progression of what number sense looks like and how it impacts multi-digit addition & subtraction, multiplication & division, and fractions.

-Peace of Mind in knowing you are heading in the right direction

-More of a conceptual understanding of the math you teach. If you are like me, you were taught the procedural steps of math but NOT the understanding behind them.

-More time, because this course will give you pre-made games and lists of activities to help you build number sense for your kiddos…no more endlessly searching on Pinterest and TpT wondering if what you are finding is any good.

What You Get With The Course 

2 Levels of Course Involvement

Choose the best one for you

Registration opens only a few times a year and is open for just a short period of time.  

We do take purchase orders.  

So, if you are interested in the course, start working with your district now to get the PO ready for the next registration period. 


All participants have the option to take this course for 1 Professional Development Credit (also called Continuing Ed Credits) through an accredited university. We have it set up already through the university and once the course starts you can sign up with them for the credit, you just have to pay them the $60 for the 1 credit.


Which level is right for me?

Community is best for teachers and math coaches who enjoy learning with a community. You will have access to the course forum where everyone will be talking about the content of the course, asking questions, and sharing resources.

In this level, you have the option to be assigned a Community Partner. This will be a person who is also enrolled in the course AND has the same role as you so that you can have someone to talk & collaborate with who is going through the same things as you....it helps to know you aren't alone in the struggles you are having with your kiddos.

You also get access to the private Build Math Minds Community (not the free Facebook one) which houses all the webinars I have done with amazing math educators (like Graham Fletcher, Cathy Fosnot, Dr. Nicki Newton), access to all the Virtual Math Summit sessions, access to the 5 Day Fact Fluency Trainings, and so much more.

Community+ is best for math coaches who plan to use the information in the videos to provide training for their staff and want extra help and insight into the content. Or for teachers who want more personalized experience with me.

You get live Q & A sessions with me each week after new content is released, to flesh out any ideas/questions you have as you learn the content. If you want extra support and contact with me beyond what the Community level offers, this level is for you. 


What you’ll get out of this 7-week course:

Participants will become knowledgeable about instructional practices that build connections around number. You will learn the content, methods, and materials necessary to teach number sense. You will become familiar with assessing through observation and using children’s thinking to guide instruction. You will develop an understanding of the framework for children’s development of number sense. Overall, you will become more confident in your ability to teach mathematics.

Specifically, the course will address the following concepts: 

4 Early Numeracy Concepts (Subitizing, Verbal Counting, Object Counting, and Cardinality) and the 4 Number Relationships (Spatial Relationships, One/Two More & Less, Benchmark Numbers, and Part-Part-Whole) 

All eight ideas will be investigated in-depth with these lessons: 

  • What it is & Why it is so important
  • Assessment Look Fors Explained
  • How the concept shows up in Addition & Subtraction, Multiplication & Division, and Fractions
  • Experiences to provide your students that build the concept 
  • Games 

Clear & Defined Path

Learn the foundational pieces of Number Sense that are keeping your students from becoming fluent with AND get lots of ideas to help you develop your plan of implementation.

Conceptual Understanding

It's hard to teach kids the WHY behind the math if we never learned it ourselves. Let me help you build the conceptual understandings to help your students understand the WHY behind the procedures.

Love of Teaching Math

For too many educators, math is NOT their favorite subject. If that is you, this course will help you learn to LOVE teaching math.

What is the time committment?

The course officially starts February 9 and the 7 modules are released one each week. Each week there is approximately 2 hours of instructional time. You have access to the course materials for 3 months from the date the course starts. You are able to watch them at anytime once the module is released.

Can I earn CEUs or Credits?

Each state has different requirements for what they accept for CEUs or Professional Development. So, check to see what is required. We offer a certificate of completion for 15 hours OR you can take the course for professional development credit through an accredited university that we have it set up through, you just need to pay the university their $60 fee for the credit. 

Do you take Purchase Orders?

Absolutely, and if you need to get the company set up as a vendor download the W9.

 Is there a group discount?

For groups of 6 or more, $40/person is taken off the registration price. 

Do you have a syllabus I can show my administration?

Absolutely! For a full syllabus CLICK HERE.