Math Soup for the Non-Traditionalist Math Soul

Understand ALL INGREDIENTS (Building Blocks) of Math Teaching

Being an generalist elementary classroom teacher can undoubtedly be overwhelming. It is difficult and next to impossible to be an expert in every subject area. As individuals we each have our specific passion and in my experiences, most passions lie in the area of literacy rather than numeracy. And with this said, it is human tendency to put more time and energy into our passion.

Just as older students will fall back to counting on fingers to add and subtract without strategies and avenues of understanding, so will teachers fall back to teaching mathematics the traditional way in which students memorize rules and algorithms, without a deep understanding of ´how’ to deliver curriculum for students to gain conceptual understanding and procedural fluency and knowledge.

The intent of this course is to help teachers did deep into ALL that makes up the EMBODIMENT of mathematics. Through reflection of your own learning and understanding and the learning and understanding of your students you will become equipped to quickly identify what your students are needing and act in the moment, knowing how to redirect, knowing what questions to ask, knowing what scaffolding to implement, knowing if targetting or challenging is necessary.

Just at it takes time for students to develop a deep understanding of concepts so will it take time for teachers to develop the ability to teach mathematics for a conceptual understanding and procedural fluency and knowledge. Often we need to move slow to be fast.

This course will take a minimum of 2-3 months. It may even take 3-4 months, but I truly believe at the end of this course you will not only gain confidence in your ability to teach mathematics, you will have gained an incredible amount of knowledge and skill; and will be undoubtedly more equipped, inspired, motivated and passionate to teach mathematics! Just think of the tremendous benefit this will be to your students!

Your Instructor

Darlene Kusick
Darlene Kusick


25 years of classroom teaching experience

Written and self-published Math for Success teacher guide books for K-6

Masters in Elementary Math (2012)

Excellence of Teaching Award (2012)

Capping project, Subitizing, The Benefits for Early Childhood Educators published

Been a mentor within my school and district

Provided many professional learning workshops and sessions for schools, PLC groups, districts, Alberta Consortiums, MCATA, Early Childhood Conference, Teachers Conventions and NCTM

Continually read educational books and articles to learn and grow in my knowledge about how kids learn math

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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