NR.MA19.007CG Number Sense Before Number Facts, Teaching and Assessing Number Sense: Grade by Grade, Student by Student - Grade 6
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Number Sense Before Number Facts, Teaching and Assessing Number Sense: Grade by Grade, Student by Student - Grade 6
Presented by: Geri Lorway, Thinking 101
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
I.V. Macklin Public School 8876 - 108 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB GET DIRECTIONS
About the Session:

Registration Fees:

$150 for the series,

$70 for individual sessions

20% discount code for pre-service teachers with proof of a student ID card (choose "cheque" when registering online and contact to receive discount)

Grade Three:

October 10   February 5   April 17

This “workshop” is set up as a series of 3 days.

The sessions will be supported with an online space for sharing. If you pay for the series but cannot participate in some of the days ,you can still be connected to the work and learning. You can still receive the tasks.

Each day follows a similar format. You will be introduced to, and have time to discuss, practice, become confident with a set of number sense tasks to take to your classroom. The tasks build the number sense that forms the foundation for key skills and concepts at your grade level.  

Number sense comes before number facts. It encompasses a set of skills that impact their success across all grades and topics. When students lack a strong sense of number they  have trouble learning, connecting and remembering number facts, remembering and applying algorithms, working with place value, fractions, decimals, and they are unable to apply strategies to know if their solutions to problems are reasonable. • NMAP, page 27, March 2008

Each day has a classroom observation session built in. We will follow up the observation with a discussion on how to use the built in rubrics for evaluation and reporting. Each day will focus on a different set of tasks and ways to track and assess student success. The tasks have differentiation built right in.

Take the tasks to your classroom, work with your students and bring back samples, concerns, adaptations to share with the group.  Many teachers have been surprised to learn that the impact on student learning spreads beyond just improving number facts. Comprehension, problem solving, measurement, even reading and writing skills improve.  

Number sense is not a topic for September, it can and should be woven into your year. “Number sense” is at the heart of numeracy comes before facts can be mastered and firmly connects to literacy.

Lunch is included with registration.

About the Presenter(s):
Geri Lorway, Thinking 101

Geri Lorway does not promote or support “discovery learning”. She promotes and supports teaching children how to think, how to reason and problem solve, how to comprehend and communicate both written and oral language in grade appropriate ways, how to use their visual spatial skills to learn, recall and apply FACTS.

The basics that form the foundation for success with Readin’, Ritin’ and ‘Rithmetic  all connect when we teach kids to THINK as they learn.

Geri's career in education spans more than 35 years. She has taught in single & multi grade classrooms, been a principal, a District Principal, a District Consultant and currently continue as a University Professor, action researcher,  coach and mentor to teachers, parents and students across Western Canada. As she works in classrooms across the province, her knowledge and understanding evolves. Teaching is change because learning is change.

Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

Registration Fee:


Registration Deadline:

April 16, 2019



Grade Level:

4-6/4 à 6

Course Code:


Registration Notes:

Save $60 when you register for all 3 dates of the series!