Math Running Records are like a GPS for Basic Fact Fluency: they tell you where you are and how to get to where you want to go!

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About Dr. Nicki Newton

Dr. Nicki Newton is an education consultant who works with schools and districts around the country and Canada on k-8 math curriculum.  She has taught elementary school, middle school, and graduate school. Dr Nicki has an Ed.M. and an Ed.D  from  the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University specializing in Teacher Education and Curriculum Development. She is greatly interested in teaching and learning practices around the world and has researched education in Denmark, Guatemala and India.  She has written 9 books and is currently working on one about imagination, wonder and creativity in schools.

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 research behind math running records

Access Math Running Record templates here!

These templates are shown in the Math Running Records books

Math Running Records Addition Template

Addition Running Records

Math Running Records Subtraction Template

Subtraction Running Records

Math Running Records Multiplication Template

Multiplication Running Records

Math Running Records Division Template

Division Running Records

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Math Running Records in Action


In this book you’ll discover how to use Math Running Records to assess students’ basic fact fluency and increase student achievement. Like a GPS, Math Running Records pinpoint exactly where students are in their understanding of basic math facts and then outline the next steps toward comprehensive fluency. This practical book introduces a research-based framework to assess students’ thinking and move them toward becoming confident, proficient, flexible mathematicians with a robust sense of numbers.


  • Learning how often to administer Math Running Records and how to strategically introduce them into your existing curriculum;

  • Analyzing, and interpreting Math Running Records for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division;

  • Using the data gathered from Math Running Records to implement evidence-based, research-driven instruction.

  • Evaluating students’ speed, accuracy, flexibility, and efficiency to help them attain computational fluency;

Each chapter offers a variety of charts and tools that you can use in the classroom immediately, and the strategies can easily be adapted for students at all levels of math fluency across grades K-8. 


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 1-2 Professional Development Day

Math Fluency Bootcamp is a place to come and learn a whole bunch of fun math stuff you can do to improve student achievement!

We will discuss fluency and how it is an integral part of problem solving. We will look at how to develop it in whole class activities, small group lessons and math workstations.

We have many great experiences planned including: a dice bootcamp, board game mania and flash-card palooza.


Come learn how to teach, coach, and facilitate guided math!

Guided math is a great instructional strategy. Everybody wants to do it, but how?

In this engaging, educational and resource-filled institute, participants will learn how to do it! Send one or more staff members, or a team to learn how to support and facilitate professional development about guided math at the school site or the district level.

They will see how to create standards-based (teks aligned) small group lessons that rock, workshop management strategies that work, and assessment tools that inform instruction!

Dr. Nicki will teach about managing flexible groups, matching activities to students, incorporating the 4 must have workstations and using technology throughout the workshop. 

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Get educated on all things Math Running Records with this Online Course

In this Math Running Records 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 improve your math fluency instruction! Sign up today!


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