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Ann Butts is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.  She completed her Master of Science in Education in Illinois at Olivet Nazarene University in Curriculum and Instruction.  She studied with Dr. Anita Copely, working on a Mathematics Collaborative team while she taught in Houston Independent School District.  She is a member of the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics, Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics, and the Texas Council for Teachers of Mathematics.  She has taught in a variety of educational settings in Michigan, Illinois, and Texas. Her love of foundational concepts in mathematics helps her inspire both students and Teachers.  She has served as a classroom teacher for 11 years, as an Elementary Campus Math Specialist at Tomball Elementary for 8 years, and now works with grades PreK - 2nd Mathematics for Tomball ISD Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Department.

 

 

 

Recent Posts

Launch Units - New this school year 2017-18

 Kinder, 1st, and 2nd:  There are new Launch Units for your Mathworkshop.  They are under general curriculum documents in Forethought.  There are mini lessons and various resources to use.  The launch lessons continue into the 1st content Unit.  

Today - 2nd Grade Number Talks - at Creekview!

I am so excited to get into some classes with students to do some number talk lessons. Please let me know if I can come on out to see your team! Here is my google presentation for today.  
 

I met with Cherie Warren an top notch Math Specialist from Willow Creek Elementary today!  Her students are going for the gold with First in Math!  Cherie is a great resource for her campus! #teamtomball!
Amber Davis shared this idea for formative assessment.  Thanks, Amber!  She has her students record responses on sticky notes to formatively assess her students.  Each student then sticks them on this modified calendar and she can head off any misconceptions by reviewing their thinking.  #teamtomball! 
Thank you, Rosehill 2nd Grade Team! This team let me sit in their planning for a bit!  Great plans for place value, lots of hands on work with making collections of tens and hundreds, and then with base ten blocks, before pictorial models! Loving it!  
I got to see these to wonder powered ladies at Creekview on day 1. Looking  forward to seeing you again soon.
Another view! We got our hands on math tools this summer!  This pic was from our August Pre-K and K Hands on Math for the first 9 weeks. Our 1st and 2nd grade session was so full I just didn't get to take any pictures!
We got our hands on math tools this summer!  This pic was from our August Pre-K and K Hands on Math for the first 9 weeks.

Region 4, Here we come!

Anne Ball and I will present our Number Talks presentations at Region 4.
Region 4 is having a Mathematics Conference on Saturday, January 23rd.  
We would love to see some of our Tomball Teachers there!