1st Edition

Math Running Records in Action A Framework for Assessing Basic Fact Fluency in Grades K-5

By Nicki Newton Copyright 2016
    266 Pages 195 B/W Illustrations
    by Eye On Education

    266 Pages 195 B/W Illustrations
    by Eye On Education

    266 Pages 195 B/W Illustrations
    by Eye On Education

    In this new book from popular consultant and bestselling author Dr. Nicki Newton, you’ll discover how to use Math Running Records to assess students’ basic fact fluency and increase student achievement. Like a GPS, Math Running Records pinpoint exactly where students are in their understanding of basic math facts and then outline the next steps toward comprehensive fluency. This practical book introduces a research-based framework to assess students’ thinking and move them toward becoming confident, proficient, flexible mathematicians with a robust sense of numbers.

    Topics include:

    • Learning how often to administer Math Running Records and how to strategically introduce them into your existing curriculum;
    • Analyzing, and interpreting Math Running Records for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division;
    • Using the data gathered from Math Running Records to implement evidence-based, research-driven instruction.
    • Evaluating students’ speed, accuracy, flexibility, and efficiency to help them attain computational fluency;

    Each chapter offers a variety of charts and tools that you can use in the classroom immediately, and the strategies can easily be adapted for students at all levels of math fluency across grades K-8. Videos of sample running records are also available for download at https://guidedmath.wordpress.com/math-running-records-videos.

    Blackline masters are available on the Running Records Dropbox at https://bit.ly/3gnggIq

    Meet the Author

    Foreword by Alison Mello



    Section I: Math Running Records Overview

    Chapter 1: Math Running Records: A Framework for Fluency

    Chapter 2: Parts of a Math Running Record

    Section II: The Addition Running Record

    Chapter 3: The Addition Math Running Record

    Chapter 4: Analyzing & Interpreting the Addition Running Record

    Chapter 5: Implications for Teaching Addition: Purposeful Practice

    Section III: The Subtraction Running Record

    Chapter 6: The Subtraction Math Running Record

    Chapter 7: Analyzing & Interpreting the Subtraction Running Record

    Chapter 8: Implications for Teaching Subtraction: Purposeful Practice

    Section IV: The Multiplication Running Record

    Chapter 9: The Multiplication Math Running Record

    Chapter 10: Analyzing & Interpreting the Multiplication Running Record

    Chapter 11: Implications for Teaching Multiplication: Purposeful Practice

    Section V: The Division Running Record

    Chapter 12: The Division Math Running Record

    Chapter 13: Analyzing & Interpreting the Division Running Record

    Chapter 14: Implications for Teaching Division: Purposeful Practice

    Chapter 15: FAQs


    Nicki Newton has been an educator for 27 years, working both nationally and internationally with students of all ages. She has worked on developing Math Workshop and Guided Math Institutes around the country. She is also an avid blogger (www.guidedmath.wordpress.com), tweeter (@drnickimath), and Pinterest pinner (www.pinterest.com/drnicki7).

    "Math Running Records are indispensable tools that allow us to zoom in on exactly where each child is on the math development progression and provide us with the roadmap to forward each of them on their math journey starting with the first early numeracy skills and progressing to multiplication and division strategic thought as well. It is not an understatement to say that, with the help of Newton's book, implementing math running records will change everything and will be the key to developing confident, flexible math thinkers who are prepared to take on the more sophisticated math concepts that lie ahead!" -- Ann Elise Record, Math Specialist at Hillside and Brown Elementary Schools, NH

    "Dr. Nicki Newton provides the missing link between concept learning and memorization of the basic math facts. This instructional link, fact reasoning strategies, is essential to fact fluency development. Math Running Records are a research tool that authentically assesses fact fluency. Each chapter offers practical charts, activities, and tools that emphasize the development and application of strategies. Fluency doesn't just happen; it needs to be purposely practiced." -- Celeste Beaulieu, Instruction Math Specialist at Wells Elementary School, ME