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Self-paced digital course with an easy to follow step by step guide to building number sense in your students through daily Number Conversations routines including more than 1000 strategy specific problems you can use in your classroom.

((HOOK LIKE SAYING)) You are a dedicated math teacher that wants to turn your students into better problem solvers by adding number sense building routines to your classroom 



I can help with that!

You’re in the right place if you are:



A teacher that wants to implement Number Conversations for the first time



A teacher that does some number sense building routines but wants to add more structure, strategies and resources to their existing efforts.



A teacher that is familiar with number sense but would like a lifetime access guide to every single number sense strategy for grades K-5 along with videos, support and more than 1,000 curated prompts.



A veteran teacher that wants to add Number conversations to your teaching strategies and wants something easy to follow that includes everything you will need from start to finish



A time-strapped teacher that wants to add Number Sense routines to your classroom but doesn’t have the time to read multiple confusing books, attend workshops and hunt for and purchase additional resources.



A homeschool educator that wants to give your child a solid Number Sense foundation that leads to success in math as your child progresses.

When you graduate from Number Sense University you will: 



Have a solid understanding of the concepts of fluency and number sense and how they are related



Be exposed to a way of teaching math fact fluency that doesn’t involve “drill and kill”  or algorithm approaches, but instead promotes student led learning, flexibility and creativity in problem solving



Have the knowledge and confidence to expose your students to new ways of “thinking” about numbers



Know exactly how to build a collaborative, safe number conversations environment where students have the confidence to share mental math strategies



Be adept at facilitating number sense building conversations in your classroom



Be able to connect and build upon student offered strategies and thoughts.



Have lifetime access to your own personal video library detailing each number sense strategy for refreshers, inspiration and support



Own more than 1,000 (print and digital) number sense building prompts arranged by approaches, specific strategies and grade levels.



Have over 1,100 pages of supplemental material pack activities and prompts for every number sense strategy

((HOOK LIKE SAYING)) You are a dedicated math teacher that wants to turn your students into better problem solvers by adding number sense building routines to your classroom 


I can help with that!

((HOOK LIKE SAYING)) Conceptual understanding =  procedural fluency


Start solving your fact fluency equation today


((HOOK LIKE SAYING)) Conceptual understanding =  procedural fluency



Start solving your fact fluency equation today

About your instructor 



Hi, I’m Tanya!



I am a big believer in the power of number sense to transform your math students into problem solvers with the ability to mentally manipulate numbers. I saw firsthand the impact that number conversations can have in the elementary classroom. And I believe that the single most powerful gift a teacher can give to math students is the gift of Number Sense.



I have been a teacher, coach, interventionist and curriculum creator for more than ten years. When I started the number sense journey with my students, I created my own number conversation materials. More than 25,000 teachers are using my materials in their classrooms to promote number sense. But there is so much more to the process of building number sense than just using the right materials. And that is what is missing from many classrooms



I have put together everything I used to build number sense in my classroom in one place in an easy to follow format so you can have your own successful number conversations in your classroom. No more number sense books to read, workshops to attend or hunting for materials. Everything I use is here including more than 1000 prompts and resources for Grades K-5.



I hope you will allow me to be your coach on the journey to build the best number sense process in your classrooms! You will have me to: show you exactly how to present every number sense strategy to your students, share countless resources and prompts with you and of course cheer you along all the way to graduation!



Testimonial Proof:






3 monthly payments of $49.00 or One payment of $135.00



Your NSU Syllabus (Exactly What You Get!)



a $200 value 

Module 1: Number Sense: Connecting the Dots



In this Module we will examine exactly what number sense and fluency are and the characteristics that students with strong number sense exhibit. We spoke with educators like you from across the U.S. about these ideas and we’ll share those responses with you. It is clear opinions vary drastically concerning these important topics. Get excited about all of the great problem solving abilities you will be bringing to your classroom as we share the attributes that students with very strong number sense possess. And finally we will examine ways you can start bringing the magic of number sense to your campus!






What exactly is Number Sense?



Characteristics of students with strong Number Sense



Spontaneity versus memorization



3 Components of Fluency



Promoting Number Sense in the classroom

Module 2: All things Number Conversations



Some teachers call them Number Talks, others Math Talks and others Number Conversations. The name you use isn’t important, but the way you construct and facilitate them is vital to growing number sense strategies in your classroom.  Push the algorithms and predetermined strategies aside, we’re going to show you how to generate student led math talk with mental manipulation of numbers. Your students will gain confidence as they become an integral part of the learning process. No more “I’m just not good at math,” number conversations will help us dispel these silly beliefs. Through interaction and sharing, your students will become part of the solution.






The 7 Benefits of number conversations



Finding the “why” in Math



How to structure a number conversation



Bonus number talks classroom posters

Module 3: Number Sense Strategies for K-2 Cardinality



In Module 3 we dive into where everything starts in K-2 and that is with counting.  Our progression leads us to cardinality and subitizing. It’s all about hands-on activities for laying these key number sense foundation blocks. And we will look at all of the best manipulatives and lessons for developing early number sense. We will discuss the use of quick images in subitizing as well as activities using manipulatives like five and ten frames, Rekenreks and more. This module includes a 160+ page Supplemental Materials pack full of prompts and resources that support early number sense strategies.






Early number sense goals



5 benefits of subitizing



Dot Images/quick Images for subitizing



5 skills to tackle with ten frames and Rekenreks



Teacher’s guide to Rekenreks



Supplemental materials pack with 160+ pages of prompts/number sense building activities

Module 4 Addition Strategies for K-2



In Module 4 we will apply our counting strategies and foundational skills to addition operations. We extend from cardinality to our first strategy counting on. Once again, lots of visual exercises and manipulatives will help our students make the proper connections. Counting on is a fairly basic strategy, but it is very important for young math learners as it shows teachers exactly where students stand with their foundational skills to this point and sets the table for more efficient addition strategies for larger quantities. From Counting On, we will move into the doubles/near doubles, Making tens, friendly numbers and the place value/break apart strategies. This module contains a supplemental materials pack with 160+ pages of prompts and activities for the addition strategies. 






Introducing and teaching the counting on, doubles/near doubles, friendly numbers, making tens and place value/break apart addition strategies



Supplemental materials pack with 200+ pages of prompts/number sense building activities for addition.

Module 5 Subtraction Strategies for K-2



We move on to subtraction strategies for K-2 in Module 5. Just like we did with addition, we start with the most basic strategy students will pick up first in counting back. From here, we will move into the adding up strategy which is really the partner of the counting back strategy and we see students truly recognize subtraction as the inverse of addition at this point. This lesson includes a 80+ page supplemental materials pack with a variety of approaches and prompts to reinforce these strategies.






Subtraction strategies including counting back and adding up



80+ page Supplemental Material pack

Module 6:  Grades 3-5 Strategies for counting



This is the first of the upper elementary Modules, strategies for counting.  Often we focus less on subitizing in upper elementary than we did in the primary grades. Practicing perceptual subitizing is still very important in upper elementary and we will extend subitizing even more with conceptual subitizing lessons.  Lessons in this module will help to transition students from additive thinking to multiplicative thinking. There are more than 500 prompts within the two bonus resources in this lesson along with more than 160 pages of supplemental materials.






Perceptual versus Conceptual Subitizing



Use  Dot Talks for place value and algebraic thinking for upper elementary addition and subtraction foundation building.



The benefits of and lessons using ten frames and Rekenreks



Lessons to foster multiplicative thinking



Bonus resource Quick Images



Bonus Resource Dot Talks



120+page supplemental material pack

Module 7  Addition Strategies for grades 3-5



Module 7 will show you how to navigate the best mental math strategies for Grades 3-5 addition. Our extensive practice with subitizing and ten frames lays a great foundation for the first strategy; using place value to break apart numbers. The break apart strategy is a strong number sense building strategy because it requires students to think abstractly about numbers. We will also cover the friendly numbers, doubles/near doubles and making tens strategies in this module.






You will learn the break apart/place value , friendly numbers , doubles/near doubles and making tens strategies for grades 3-5 addition.



40+ page supplemental materials pack for each strategy—more than 160 pages of prompts and activities in this module!

Module 8: Subtraction Strategies for Grades 3-5.



In module 8, we will teach you the number sense subtraction strategies for grades 3-5. We start off with the most basic strategy—adding Up.  We will use plenty of number line activities to reinforce this foundational subtraction strategy as well as “jumps” to students “benchmark” or “friendly numbers.” The next strategy we will look at is the place value/break apart strategy. This strategy is great because it really shows off students’ understanding of number composition and provides an efficient solving strategy for problems with larger numbers.  And lastly, we will teach you the compensation/constant difference strategy.  This is a very personal strategy as students will have comfort with adjusting towards different benchmark numbers.






Learn the adding up,  break apart using place value and compensation/constant difference subtraction strategies for Grades 3-50



Lead students to become more efficient within their subtraction strategies



Learn a great strategy for adjusting fraction and decimal problems to make them easier to solve



160+ pages of supplemental material packs for this module.

Module 9: Multiplication Strategies for Grades 3-5



We will walk through the best number sense strategies for multiplication in this module. Our first strategy, repeated addition, is the most basic strategy for multiplication but it helps transition students from “additive” thinking into “multiplicative” thinking. From here, we will move into the partial products strategy. The partial products strategy will use place value concepts instead of algorithms to solve multiplication problems. In the friendly numbers/compensation strategy, we will show how to first adjust and later split a factor in a multiplication problem to make friendly numbers that are easy to work with. Finally we will demonstrate a strategy for multiplication called doubling/halving. This is another strategy that can be used to solve specific problem types. 






We will teach you the repeated addition/skip counting,  partial products, friendly numbers and doubling/halving strategies



Subitizing leading to spatial structuring



160+ pages of supplemental materials for four multiplication strategies



Bonus resource: 160 cards for arrays talks 

Module 10: Division Strategies for Grades 3-5



In our last module, we will break down the number sense division strategies for grades 3-5.  The first strategy we will look at is really division in its most basic form; and that is repeated subtraction. Our next strategy using partial quotients moves much farther away from the standard algorithm for division.  This strategy pairs well with area models which are included in your supplemental materials pack.  Our final division strategy is for dividing multiples of 10, 100 and 1000. This is an easy strategy for problems with a dividend and divisor that share a common factor. We will use our number sense and place value knowledge to make problems with large numbers easier to solve mentally.






160+ page Supplemental Materials pack of number sense building division strategies



Learn the Repeated Subtraction, Partial Quotients and Dividing with Multiples of 10, 100 and 1000.

Plus These Number Sense Building Bonus Resources!



Bonus 1



Fluency Pixel Resources- These digital pixel art resources are perfect for building Number Sense outside of your Number Conversations time slot. You can use them for math centers, fast finishers, independent practice and more. Your students will have so much fun watching the “secret” image appear that they won’t even notice they are practicing math skills. Each Fluency Builder Bundle includes 36 different pixels with unique problems  arranged by skill parameters. 108 Pixels in All! (grades 3-5) $110.00 Value



Bonus 2



Secret Partners Resources- 180 Prompts, 60 for each grade. Students will build their number sense and establish friendly numbers for future operations as they navigate these prompts to find the “secret partner’ to complete each problem. (grades K-2) $ 40.00 Value



Bonus 3



400+ Symbol Solutions-  Students develop their sense of number as engaging artistic symbols replace parts of equations. Students love this break from traditional problems and you can use these sets in many different ways. Low prep—just print and go—answer keys included. Problems are arranged in sets by operations with number caps so you can select the problems that fit your students needs and even provide differentiation! (grades K-5)  $50.00 Value



Bonus 4



Array Talks- 200 prompt cards for Array Talks. Including prompts that focus on counting, subitizing, composing and decomposing numbers.  Supercharge your number conversations with these prompts and strengthen your students’ sense of equivalence/equal groups. (grades 3-5) $40.00 Value



Bonus 5



Quick Images: 300+ Quick Images Card Prompts: Your own set of custom Quick Images to use for building subitizing skills. Include prompts for both procedural and conceptual subitizing for numbers 1-10. (grades K-5) $40.00 Value



Bonus 6



350+ Number Strings: Another great number sense building approach is number strings. Number strings are a carefully crafted set of problems that are related to one another to help students make connections between numbers and strategies. Your custom number strings are arranged by strategies and advance in difficulty so you can select strings that match the level of your students and the particular number sense strategy that you want to establish or reinforce. (K-5) $30.00 Value



Bonus 7



Private access to the NSU Facebook group ($30 value) 



You’ll have instant access to The Number Sense University Facebook group. You will find support, tips and strategy advice from your fellow collegians and the Tanya Yero Teaching Team in this exclusive group. This is the place to ask questions, get inspiration and new ideas from other math instructors just like you!

That’s a Total Value of  $465 and if it makes perfect number sense, you can enroll today for a one-time payment of only $135 or three payments of $50.00




Why is Number Sense so Important?



ASHLEY, we have these toggling back and forth because that one strength goes with that one weakness, but can you have them side by side? and We were thinking the following text to start this section off…



NSU will help you move your students from here to here (weak to strong)



Students with Weak Number Sense:



Will focus on procedures and algorithms to feel confident in solving problems, resulting in inefficient strategies and the inability to make connections that could help them find a solution more quickly



Students with Strong Number Sense:



Will have the ability to manipulate numbers to make problems easier to solve which will give  them the confidence to be flexible in their problem solving efforts.     



Students with Weak Number Sense:



Will prefer to work on less challenging problems using pencil and paper rather than solving them mentally.



Students with Strong Number Sense:    



Find connections between numbers and patterns within problems. They understand there are multiple ways to solve problems and they will be flexible when tackling new challenges



Students with weak number sense



generally do not like doing math, often label themselves as “just bad at math” and are not motivated to explore numbers.  As math is cumulative, it becomes more difficult for them to figure out new math concepts and they have to rely on rote memorization of algorithms and the application of procedures with little understanding of the underlying number concepts.



Students with strong number sense:



They enjoy math, exploring numeric relationships, sharing math thoughts and exploring numbers. They will often find multiple ways to solve problems and use them to check their answers.

When you enroll today you get:



10 Implementation Modules: Showing you how to present every Number Sense strategy and every other tool you need to combine with your teaching expertise to create a number sense building classroom.



35 Instructional Videos: This is a self-paced digital course that you can complete at your own pace with me there to cheer you on every step of the way.



29 Supplemental Material Packs—Each of your supplemental packs is aligned to a particular number sense strategy. You get every strategy for Grades K-5 with a unique video and its own supplemental materials pack. That’s well over 1000 prompts and activities to amplify your students’ number sense skills.



8 Hour Professional Development Certificate



Custom Course Workbook



6 Bonus Number Sense Resources Including:



 350+ Number Strings



400+  Symbol Solutions



200+ Array Talks Cards



300+ Quick Images



100+ Digital Fluency Pixels



180+ Secret Partners Prompts

Why does math seem so easy for some students and such a struggle for others?



Is it just because some students are smarter than others? No, most always this is not the factor at work.



Then why does math come easier for some of my students, while others have to work harder to try to comprehend? 



Several university studies have shown then when students start to work with mental math concepts, the brain uses its short-term memory center to process this information. And when students move from procedural math strategies to conceptual (memory based retrieval), they show improvement in their problem solving.



The children that perform the best through this shift have the most short-term memory space available to learn new and additional concepts. The students that have the most space available are the ones that have mastered simple math concepts already and can retrieve them from a different storage space in the brain. These students have a big advantage and often are your “heavy hitters” or “star pupils” in math class.



Are these your smartest students? Not necessarily and often no. But what they usually are is your students with the most exposure to math. They have practiced math the most, often in a variety of ways and simple math has become “mental math’ to them. They have memorized basic concepts through practice and have lots of brain power and space available to move ahead.

Frequently Asked Questions:



I already do Number Talks/Number Conversations in my classroom, why do I need to take this course?



Having Number Talks/Conversations in your classroom is a great start. Number Sense University gives you much more than just Number Conversations. NSU shows you exactly how to get the most out of your Number Talks, How to provide Number Sense opportunities outside of your Number Talks routine, teaches you all of the number sense strategies for every operation so you so can help facilitate better Number Conversations, provides you with more than 1000 pages of Supplemental Materials and resources, provides you with an additional 1000+ prompts in your bonus number sense resources and provides you with the support and collaboration of the Tanya Yero Teaching Team and other NSU students and alums.



What if I don’t have very much time to teach number sense to my students?



Time is the number one challenge all teachers face when it comes to math instruction. And we aren’t really teaching number sense to our students. We are adding a 5-7 minute daily Number Conversations routine and building a collaborative culture with student led learning. We are adjusting the way we expose students to math and changing the way they see math to create problem solvers.



What if I don’t have time to take the course right now? How long will the course be available?



Number Sense University is a self-paced online course. Once you complete your course purchase, you will have



instant lifetime access. You can refer back to the modules whenever you need to.



Will I receive professional development credit for taking this course?



Class participants will receive an 8-hour professional development certificate. Because every school is different, you’ll need



to check with your administrator to make sure the certificate will be accepted.



How is the course structured? / What is the format of the course?



This is a fully digital, online course. There are 10 implementation modules and 29 instructional videos. This format allows you to work at your own pace. Watch the videos



on your laptop, iPhone or iPad.



Will Tanya be accessible to me if I get stuck as I work my way through this course?



You will have instant access to Tanya and a group of your NSU colleagues in our exclusive Facebook group. Ask questions, share ideas or just pop in for some encouragement as you work your way through the course!

The Number Sense University Money Back Guarantee



This course was created to teach educators the concept of, principles and process for setting up Number Conversations in the classroom to promote Number Sense. This course includes instruction for 29 different Number Sense strategies arranged by grade groupings and operations. It also includes more than 1100 pages of Supplemental Materials Packs which include activities and prompts tailored to each of the strategies in this course. As such, the value of this course is by the training lessons and also the vast amount of downloadable prompts and tools. If you do change your mind about the course, we will be sad to see you leave us. We have a 2-day return policy from the start of the course. If you need to cancel your enrollment contact us at tanyayeroteaching@gmail.com.