Multiplication Mania and Hands-On Challenges-Grades 2-5
Do you love math, a bit of friendly competition, and hands-on challenges? Come practice your multiplication fact fluency in a high energy, game focused class. Fact fluency is important because it forms the building blocks for higher-level math concepts. When a child masters their math facts, these concepts will be significantly easier and the student will be better equipped to solve them faster. But, why sit with worksheets when you can practice with friends. You’ll leave this class ready to take on your family in friends in games that will help you prepare for next year’s math challenges, but more importantly won’t leave you needing a nap. We will finish each class with a hands-on STEM challenge to form connections and challenge our critical thinking skills. Competition, multiplication and a bit of creative engineering….sounds like a great week to me!
My name is Brenna Lavalier-Kortenkamp and I am a third grade teacher at Prairie View Elementary and Middle School in Otsego. I currently reside in Big Lake with my husband and two children I attended and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2005 with a degree in Elementary and Middle Level Education, Grades 1-8, with a minor in Broadfield Social Studies. I completed my Masters degree in Teaching and Learning from Saint Mary’s University in 2010. I am just completing my fourteenth year of teaching in the Elk River School District. During the last fourteen years, I have taught both third and fifth grade, spent a year as an intervention specialist in the Title 1 and ADSIS programs, and currently coach the Jr High Math Team.