The How’s and Whys of Effective K-5 Math Instruction

with Sue O’Connell

October 12th, 2023

BBB Educational Enterprises, Inc. | 5511 Hwy 280 Suite 304 | Birmingham, AL 35242

$195 per person


  • To explore the how and why of the Mathematical Practice Standards and their impact on daily math instruction
  • To explore instructional strategies that build mathematical understanding
  • To examine ways to build a strong foundation at the K-5 level to support students as they explore mathematics beyond the elementary grades
  • To delve into resources that enhance teachers’ instructional practice
  • ideas for designing simple investigations to prompt students’ thinking
  • strategies to help students visualize math skills and concepts
  • ways to get students talking about their math thinking
  • ideas for teaching through context to engage students and make math meaningful

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Presenter Information

Susan O’Connell has decades of experience supporting teachers in making sense of mathematics and effectively shifting how they teach. As a former elementary teacher, reading specialist, and math coach, Sue knows what it’s like in the classroom and her background is evident throughout her work as she unpacks best practices in a clear, practical, and upbeat way.

Sue is the lead author of the new Math by the Book series, a K-5 resource connecting math and children’s literature.

She is also the lead author of Math in Practice, a  grade-by-grade K-5 professional learning resource. She is also coauthor of the bestselling Putting the Practices Into ActionMastering the Basic Math Facts in Addition and Subtraction, and Mastering the Basic Math Facts in Multiplication and Division.  She served as editor of Heinemann’s popular Math Process Standards series and also wrote the bestselling Now I Get It.

Sue is a nationally known speaker and education consultant who directs Quality Teacher Development, an organization committed to providing outstanding math professional development for schools and districts across the country.

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