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.
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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
A Fluency Builder a day keeps low test scores away!
Not only does it keep low test scores away, but giving students this concentrated five minutes/day of targeted fluency practice builds Mathematical confidence as they see their own improvement from Challenge 1 to Challenge 4. If your goal is to build fact fluency (and we would assume that is is!), this is THE printable for your students.
We simplify the times table into small, brain-friendly groups!
How does Factivation!® make Multiplication facts so simple for students? It starts with condensing the times table into logical, manageable groups. Most Factivation!® lessons only contain three focus facts!
Let’s take a quick trip down memory lane: Think back to your elementary days when YOU were learning the (often dreaded) times tables.
Aligned to CCSS and Other State Standards!
Factivation!® ensures fluency while also providing educators with a variety of accompanying resources that promote in-depth examination of facts.
RTI, or Response to Intervention, is a multi-tiered approach used by schools nationwide to identify and support the educational needs of all students. Learn More.
The tiers are as follows:
- Tier 1: High-Quality Classroom Instruction, Screening, and Group Interventions
- Tier 2: Targeted Interventions
- Tier 3: Intensive Interventions and Comprehensive Evaluation
Factivation!® can be used at all tiers to deliver effective Math fact instruction and/or intervention.
At Tier 1, teachers can used Factivation!® in a whole group setting for their “first, best” Math fact instruction.
Factivation!® uses researched, high-probable yield strategies to deliver results.
You may be familiar with the work of Dr. Robert Marzano, a leading researcher in the field of education. Dr. Marzano’s learning map, outlines 41 elements of effective classroom instruction, divided into 9 design questions (DQ). Each falls under one of the following three lesson segments: Involving Routine Events, Addressing Content, Enacted on the Spot. Factivation!® correlates to many of the 41 identified classroom strategies
Teachers and students are heading back to school and Factivation LLC would like to wish everyone a wonderful 2015-2016 school year! Enjoy this back to school poem!
SUGGESTION: Have a teacher or principal read this over your school messenger system the night before school starts to get kids excited about returning! Print Poem Now
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.
STEP 1: Start with Strategies to Create a Mental Hook
Why use strategies (like Rule, Trick, Chant, and Connection™) to teach Math facts rather than just having students memorize in a traditional rote manner? The Factivation!® strategies utilize existing schema. They apply meaning to each fact, thereby increasing a students’ ability to recall the product.