Course Description

This course explores how to organize, set-up and implement the LEVELING of the WORD PROBLEM workstation. The k-2 course explores addition and subtraction.

The 3-5 course explores multiplication and division.

The focus of the course is ONLY on LEVELING the workstations.  It goes in step-by-step detail of each course and what to put at each level. By the end of this course you will be able to LEVEL all the workstations in the Fluency Workstation. The price includes full access to the course and materials for 10 months.

Dr. Nicki Newton

Dr Nicki has an Ed.M. and an Ed.D from the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University specializing in Teacher Education and Curriculum Development. She uses her strong understanding of curriculum to address the differentiated needs of all students in her work with teachers and administrators. Dr. Nicki builds upon current curriculum research and theory to provide practical, realistic 21st century strategies in today’s classrooms. Dr. Newton is greatly interested in teaching and learning practices around the world and has researched education in Denmark, Guatemala and India.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the Course!

  • 2

    Module 1: Templates

    • Dr. Nicki Presents Module 1

    • M1a

    • Structures

    • Ways to Model Our Thinking

  • 3

    Module 2 Addition Problems

    • Dr. Nicki Presents Module 2

    • video examples

    • add to result unknown

    • Add to change unknown

    • Add to start unknown

    • Module 4 Part Part Whole

  • 4

    Module 3: Subtraction Problems

    • Dr. Nicki Presents Module 3

    • Subtraction Start Unknown Examples

    • Subtraction change unkwown

    • Video Example

    • Subtraction Result Unkwown

    • M3 Subtractions

  • 5

    Module 4: Part Part Whole Problems

    • Part Part whole whole unknown

    • Part Part Whole Part Unknown

    • Part Part Whole Both Addends Unknown

    • Part Part Whole Whole Unknown with Cups

  • 6

    Module 5: Compare Problems

    • Dr. Nicki Presents Module 5: Compare Problems

    • Compare Level 1 Problems

    • Compare Bigger Unknown - L2 Compare Problem

    • L3 Compare Problems: Smaller Unknown

    • Module 5 Compare Problems

  • 7

    Module 6: Multi-Step Problems

    • Dr. Nicki Presents Module 6

    • Multi-step Level 4

    • Multi-step level 3

    • Multistep level 5

    • Module 6 2 step problems

  • 8

    Module 7 - Measurement Money Problems

    • Dr. Nicki Presents Module 7

    • Measurement Money Problems

  • 9

    Module 8 Length Measurement Problems

    • Measurement Length

    • Dr. Nicki Presents Module 8

  • 10

    Dr. Nicki Presents Module 9: Assessment

    • k Final Word Problems Test

    • 2nd grade final word problem test

    • 1st grade Final Word Problem Test

    • Dr. Nicki Presents Module 9

  • 11

    Module 10: Action Planning

    • Dr. Nicki Presents Module 10

    • Action Plan

    • Sample Problems in the Workstations

    • Sample Word Problem Activities

  • 12

    Getting Students to Tell Stories

    • Story telling sliders

  • 13

    Playdoh Stories

    • Telling Stories with Playdoh