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Meet Dr. Nicki

Dr. Nicki Newton is an education consultant who works with schools and districts around the country on elementary math curriculum (including best practices, guided math and math centers) as well as curriculum mapping.  She has taught elementary school, middle school, and graduate school. Having spent several years as a bilingual teacher and staff developer, she has an extensive background in Sheltered Instruction and English Language Learner Strategies.

In partnership with CKingEducation, Dr. Nicki provides resources for workshop participants to access. If you have recently attended a workshop led by a consultant working in partnership with CKingEducation and Dr. Nicki’s Giggle Nook, then your resources are below.

Session #2 Butler, Alabama - July 30 - 31 w/ Christine King

Focus: Using structures that promote critical thinking, engagement and discourse.

Slide Deck

Ratio and Proportions

Ratios and Rates Tools, Models and Strategies

Why are Word Problems So Hard?

Additional Resources

Eureka Math Sprints

Sprint for Fluency Carousel

Unit Chats from Math for Love

Full Precision Calculator

DAY 2 Resources

Pedagogical Structures

Podcast on Fluency Carousel

Noticings and Wonderings:

Podcast on True/False Hold Ups

Rally Coach/Sage and Scribe

Teacher Tell Me - Unit Rates Sample (Gr. 6)

Teacher Tell Me - Percents (Gr. 6)

Information Gap

Information Gap Samples 6 - 8

Hands-on Equations

Hands-on Equation App

Lesson #4 (4x + 5 = 2x + 13)

Hands-on Fractions (2/3 x 9/6)

Hands-on Fractions (y - 1/6y + 3 = 2/6y + 9)

6th Grade Exam - First 9 Weeks - Module 1 and 2

Grade 6 Module 1

Grade 6 Module 2

Grade 7 Module 1

Mini-Assessment from Achieve the Core

Grade 6 (NYS Released Items 2013 - present)

Grade 7 (NYS Released Items 2013 - present)

Session #1 Butler, Alabama - June 19 - 20 w/ Christine King

Focus: Math tools and manipulatives that can be used at the middle school level to support the development of deep conceptual understanding.

Slide Deck - Day 1

Slide Deck - Day 2

Power of Patterns:

Sample Activity - Population Sampling

Online Resources

Tool, Models and Strategies

SolveMe Mobiles

NYS Released Test Items:


Teachers Videos

Tens in Whole Numbers

Adding Polynomials with Algebra Chips