Promoting a Successful Schoolwide Implementation
“Not another program!”
“I already have enough on my plate…now this too!”
“This may be ‘the thing’ this year, but next year it will be out the window like everything else.”
Having spent 15+ years as an elementary classroom teacher, I’ve had the opportunity to eat lunch daily in the teacher’s lounge (although there never was much lounging!) and attend weekly grade level and/or faculty meetings. I have heard it all (and have probably even said it all myself) when it comes to administrative mandates that seem to be ever-changing.
Learn how to use Factivation!® in under 20 minutes!
Want to know how to effectively put Factivation!® to work for you and your school? This Teacher Training video takes the highlights of our full-day Multiplication workshop and condenses them into a 15-minute presentation to be viewed by individual teachers, grade level teams, or an entire faculty.
What IS Factivation?
Factivation!® is a complete program that not only addresses fact fluency, but also teaches students the concept, vocabulary, application, and reciprocity of operations.
Login to the Members’ Site to print this Multiplication Chants Bulletin Board Set!
Here’s a nearly effortless way to build fact fluency!
Watch the video tutorial below for a demonstration of how to utilize the Factivation!® chants as your daily class attention getters. Teachers use attention getters multiple times throughout the day. If I had to estimate the number of times I would use an attention getter with my class, I would have to say it would be in the range of 20-30 times a day. Just imagine 20-30 daily exposures to Multiplication facts like 6×3, 8×7, 7×7, etc! This is a powerful, but little-known secret
Identify fact gaps, prescribe needed lessons, and easily monitor progress!
The Factivation!® Assessment Tool is simple to give and easy to score! It allows teachers in upper grades to pinpoint exactly which facts students have not yet mastered and prescribe only the Factivation!® lessons needed to achieve mastery. For younger grades, this unique tool allows teachers to obtain a baseline from which to measure progress and provides documentation of learning
Older students love teaching younger students Multiplication facts!
5th graders work with 3rd graders on their Multiplication facts using the Factivation!® strategies. Younger students are excited about Math facts when watching the 5th graders perform the Factivation!® chants for them. The printable games help younger students become familiar with the facts, while strategically providing an opportunity for both learners to examine the reciprocity of Multiplication and Division.
Simple reinforcement of Multiplication facts and application within more complex problems
This video give s a few ideas of how to provide ongoing reinforcement of Multiplication facts. Since the making of this video (several years ago), Factivation!® has added online games to provide ongoing practice of facts from the current and previous lessons. The “turtlehead method” demonstrated can be used to help students who are beginning to learn the procedure for multi-digit Multiplication.