## Who is Kathy Richardson math?

Kathy Richardson, one of the nation’s leading educators of elementary mathematics, is the author and developer of the Assessing Math Concepts series. She has spent over 30 years teaching classroom educators, working with elementary students, writing books, and developing teacher resource materials.

## What are number concepts?

Number concepts are the interesting properties that exist between numbers. These ideas help us perform calculations and solve problems.

**What is AMC teaching?**

AMC Resources consists of material for teachers, parents and students to help with mathematical problem solving and to prepare for the MAA American Mathematics Competitions (AMC).

### Who developed number Talks?

Ruth Parker

Number talks, developed by Ruth Parker, are an activity you can do with your kids on a walk or in a moment you are sitting together. They are a wonderful way to develop number flexibility with your students.

### What are maths concepts?

A math concept is the ‘why’ or ‘big idea’ of math. Knowing a math concept means you know the workings behind the answer. You know why you got the answer you got and you don’t have to memorize answers or formulas to figure them out. Because you know why things work, you can figure out the answers and formulas yourself.

**What is AMC anywhere?**

AMC Anywhere is the digital edition for Kathy Richardson’s Assessing Math Concepts™ series. The program offers an easy-to-use solution for assessing critical math concepts in grades K-3, and provides teachers with timely information.

#### Are Number talks effective?

They allow students to reason about numbers and build connections to key conceptual ideas in mathematics. During number talks, mathematical problems are expected to be solved accurately, efficiently, and flexibly. work more flexibly and understand patterns within numbers.

#### How do you explain Number talks to students?

What Do Number Talks Look Like?

- Call on a student – “_______, what are you thinking?” Have the student explain their thinking and then give their answer. My focus is always on the process not the answer.
- Offer the strategy to the class.
- Invite other students to share their strategies.

**What is a dot talk?**

Dot talks are short, routine class meetings that help children build number sense, articulate their thinking, and appreciate different perspectives. They should be scheduled as a regular part of your day and flexible enough to expand with the children in your class or group.

## What is the goal of number Talks?

The primary goal of Number Talks is computational fluency. What is Computational Fluency? A Number Talk is a powerful tool for helping students develop computational fluency because the expectation is that they will use number relationships and the structures of numbers to add, subtract, multiply and divide.

## Do maths do grade level?

Grades 1–5+

Designed to support struggling students in Grades 1–5+, Do The Math is organized into 13 scaffolded modules that focus on whole numbers and fractions.

**How are the activities aligned to Kathy Richardson’s assessing math concepts?**

Activities from this series are aligned to the assessments results from Kathy Richardson’s Assessing Math Concepts enabling teachers to target their instruction to the needs of each student.

### How can I help my child develop mathematical reasoning?

In addition, we are sharing a list of games compiled by Dr. Ruth Parker of the Mathematics Education Collaborative that families can play to help children develop mathematical reasoning while practicing basic facts. Repeatedly playing these games supports student learning and deepens understanding.

### Why do I need a maths classroom planning guide?

They are a must for K-3 teachers of mathematics to meet the needs of all their students. Planning Guide: The Planning Guide includes comprehensive year long teaching plans along with classroom management ideas.

**What do you like most about the maths books?**

They are clearly written and each book provides simple but meaningful activities which give students repeated math experiences. These books present an approach based on years of research by the author on how children learn. They are a must for K-3 teachers of mathematics to meet the needs of all their students.