Getting to know our students!

Math Running Records will help us get to know our students as learners. They will help us to help them make progress. They will support us in our quest to promote and accelerate growth and help to ensure mastery. Most importantly, they will celebrate the process of thought, deemphasize speed, and value strategic reasoning. Math Running Records are the missing piece to the puzzle, the answer to our prayers, and the secret weapon that will finally help us to master math fact fluency with our students in a way that will support their confidence, accelerate their progress, and build their momentum in mathematics. I have no doubt that they will transform classrooms and schools from coast to coast and result in a new generation of students who realize that math is about sense making, connections, and thinking, not just getting answers. I can’t wait to spread the word. When you know better you do better. Let’s throw out the timers, take down the charts, and start the Math Running Records revolution!

Alison Mello K–8 Math Director and Math Consultant

Welcome to Math Running Records

This is a blog devoted to Math Fluency.  We will talk, explore, discuss, wonder, share, chat and develop ideas to get better at how we teach math fluency!  We will look at articles, videos, ideas, games and  many other things that help us to understand and teach fluency!

The Book Math Running Records provides a framework for Basic Math Fact Fluency Assessment!  We will spend some time unpacking this book and looking at videos!  So welcome! Spread the word!


Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

Math Running Record Online Course

In this Math Running Records Mini-Course, Dr. Nicki Newton will help you learn everything you need to know about effectively implementing Math Running Records. Through demonstration and hands-on practice, this workshop explains what running records are, how to administer and analyze them, and how to use them for ongoing classroom assessment to focus your teaching of small groups and individual students. Come learn how to personalize math instruction! Sign up today!