Fun Factor pairs hands-on math lessons with professional development for elementary school teachers

Bedtime Math, a national nonprofit that helps kids love numbers so that they embrace and excel at math in real life, is expanding into New Jersey classrooms with Fun Factor, a series of hands-on standards-based math lessons that align with any elementary math curriculum. It will be supported by professional development workshops, co-developed by Bedtime Math and Columbia Teachers College, to help K-5 teachers implement the program effectively.

Fun Factor will offer a suite of hands-on activities modelled after Bedtime Math’s popular Crazy 8s Club games, including Glow-in-the-Dark Geometry and Firefighter Training. Each lesson is aligned to K-5 standards to allow teachers to select the content that best serves the range of their students’ needs. In parallel, Bedtime Math will lead in-person professional development sessions to show teachers how Fun Factor taps common-sense, research-proven practices.

Bedtime Math is currently recruiting partner schools and districts in New Jersey to launch these novel math lessons together with the supporting professional development sessions at low cost. To learn more information about Fun Factor, or to speak with Bedtime Math Founder Laura Overdeck, contact Sandy LoPiccolo at 908-444-4532 or sandy@bedtimemath.org.

Bedtime Math, presented the Math Institute at the 2019 NJEA Convention, offers playful online math problems for parents to do with their kids every day, as well as lively hands-on games. For more information about Bedtime Math, visit bedtimemath.org.

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