Learning Opportunity

Mental Math in Action Using JUMP Math, Grades K-6

This session has been completed.
Facilitators: Donna Prato Ashline DeJong
Date:March 11, 2024
Time:4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MTN
No Charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 24-MA-587
Focus: Curriculum Implementation and Pedagogy Mathematics and Numeracy

Target Audience

Elementary Teachers

About this Learning Opportunity

Join Ashline and Donna as we investigate fun ways to incorporate deliberate Mental Math practice into your classroom in this 45-minute webinar.  Research supports having math facts firmly embedded into long-term memory as essential for students to become better problem-solvers.  Overall, having this knowledge makes for confident students who enjoy math!   Come explore strategies to enhance the development of number sense, computational fluency and application of number concepts, for starters.  We will delve into multiple cognitive strategies you can easily include in your daily practice.

This session is open to all educators from Kindergarten through to Grade 6, as we will look at best practices that can be used across every grade!  See how to easily incorporate a variety of Mental Math practice throughout your day that will build equity and community in your classroom as you maximize your student’s full potential.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • 2. Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • 4. Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • 2. Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • 3. Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge


Donna Prato

Donna was a teacher with Edmonton Public Schools for over 30 years before retiring and joining the JUMP Math team in 2017. She worked in Junior High for all of her teaching career, starting as a Home Ec. and Language Arts teacher, then moving to Mathematics. She was also a Curriculum Coordinator, Counsellor and Assistant Principal. Donna loves how JUMP Math structures lessons to ensure... Read more »

Ashline DeJong

I have been a classroom teacher for 14 years. I spent half of that time teaching internationally and the other half here in Alberta. Some of the school districts I have worked in are Golden Hills School District, Rocky View School District and Calgary Catholic School District. Currently I work for JUMP Math doing what I love best, supporting educators with Math education. I believe in the core... Read more »