Presented by Katie Nall, Ph.D.

Mathematics Education, Statistics, and Computer Science


Specifically Designed for Secondary Level Mathematics Educators: Classroom Teachers, Administrators, Title I Staff, Mathematics Specialists, Mathematics Coaches, Special Education Staff, and Interventionists.

  • Highly practical strategies and activities to increase test scores in secondary mathematics
  • Specific methods for structuring your mathematics curriculum to make mathematics more understandable for ALL your students
  • Experiences, demonstrations and an extensive resource handbook packed with dozens of practical ideas, strategies and activities that will support you in your efforts to increase secondary level mathematics test scores

Practical Ideas and Strategies

This NEW seminar will focus on specific strategies to increase your secondary student mathematics test scores. Katie Nall, Ph.D.’s dissertation of “Providing Teachers with Research-and Cognitive Learning Theory-Based Instructional Materials for Promoting Students’ Metacognition: A Replication Study of A Community College” started her query into how to increase student test scores. This program will provide you with dozens of strategies for each of your students, regardless of any student’s level of achievement, including ethnically diverse, students with disabilities, Title I students, and English language learners.

Dr. Nall will share practical ideas to actively engage struggling students in mathematics who may be falling behind. She will highlight the importance of providing students with tools so they can deepen learning, retention, solutions, and increase mathematics test scores, whether it’s within homework, quiz, and national standardized test environments. Addition, Dr. Nall’s humorous approach to life will be evident in showing you that Math can be Fun(ny)!

Understanding the critical nature of test scores, these specific and varied strategies can be selected and used to best assist different student approaches to mathematics. These strategies can be easily shared with the students who can communicate and teach the same strategies to the adults and care givers in their lives. Each strategy can be universally applied to all students: those who are ethnically diverse, students with disabilities, students who are learning English, students in Title I, and others who have fallen behind in mathematics.

At the end of this must-attend seminar you will have increased confidence in your teaching ability, excitement to share with others and your students, and an informative and detailed workbook to rely on to assist you with remembering the different strategies to aid each of your students in increasing test scores.


Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Engage Struggling Grades 6-12 Math Students

Discover practical methods to engage Grades 6-12 Math students at every level with engaging student-led activities. These powerful techniques can be used at every level on any math course, regardless of where you teach.

  1. Eliminate the extra credit requests

As the end of the term approaches, students desperately reach for any life saving device and feel extra credit is the answer. Extra credit work means more effort on the part of the teacher as well. Learn powerful way to sidestep extra credit requests while enabling students to actually learn the content.

  1. Practical time saving strategies which increase struggling student math skills

Understanding the ultimate goal is for student comprehension of math and demonstrating same comprehension on national standardized exams, this presentation shares time saving strategies to help both instructor and student.

  1. Specific metacognitive strategies to help struggling students

Struggling students have not been exposed to metacognitive strategies that enhance their study ability and recall capacity. Various metacognitive strategies are introduced for teachers to use in their student toolbox as each student processes information differently.

  1. Decrease test anxiety and improve test scores

Struggling students may understand the homework, the classroom work, and the quizzes and yet freeze on the test. Multiple approaches to help the struggling students are presented for your classroom usage.

  1. Increase struggling student interest, motivation, and achievement

Engage the entire class with fascinating problems, strategies, and options. You will learn fascinating math problems and activities that challenge your struggling students' thinking and spark their curiosity. Links to additional math challenges and details on introducing them into your tight schedule will be covered.

  1. Discover hands-on modeling approaches that help struggling

Students increase their understanding of key mathematical concepts and deepen their learning using different brain-based strategies. Regardless of the student’s level of understanding of mathematics, these strategies will enhance each student's understanding of mathematics.

  1. Build your struggling students' confidence in math

Help your struggling students experience success and develop healthy self-confidence by providing them with opportunities to master math concepts and skills. This will help your struggling students develop healthy self-confidence and a positive attitude towards math.

  1. Equip your struggling students with skills

You will learn to teach struggling students new concepts and practice "reading" mathematics. You will learn how to equip your struggling students with the skills they need to teach themselves new math concepts. You will discover strategies to help your struggling students "read" math problems more effectively, and how to teach your struggling students to be more self-directed and independent learners. This will help your struggling students become more confident and capable.

  1. Receive an in-depth Struggling Math Student Resource Handbook

You will receive an extensive resource handbook including details for encouraging and assisting struggling grades 6 – 12 math students. The handbook is complete with specific strategies, activities, and charts available for you to use immediately. The downloadable version of the handbook in Word format will be included as well.


Practical Strategies You Will Experience and Use Immediately

  • Practical strategies for implementing active learning and problem-based learning to increase secondary mathematics test scores.
  • Understanding mathematics is based on finding patterns and demonstrating same to students.
  • Easy-to-use techniques that reduce students’ brain freeze during testing.
  • Specific steps to increase classroom attention.
  • How to quickly identify and strengthen mathematic concept gaps.
  • Ways to understand and implement learning is “deep” and goes beyond parroting information or to explain concepts at a surface level.
  • Work smarter, not harder – different student metacognitive strategies to strengthen student study habits.
  • Improve students’ key socialization strategies that include sharing, explaining, and reviewing important mathematics concepts/skills and personal attitudes and beliefs • Innovative ideas based on current pedagogical research for knowledge acquisition in mathematics.
  • Practical tips for creating authentic learning situations that emphasize the role of collaborative learning and social interaction that promote the ability and willingness to persist with difficult problems.
  • Outstanding instructional strategies that address different learning styles, developmental needs and cultural differences while teaching secondary mathematics


A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Always a lover of mathematics, my educational path led me to completing my Mathematics Education Ph.D. in my mid-50s. My research and my personal interest has led me to find best practices in education to increase mathematics test scores.

My experience in searching for the best practices in studying mathematics varies. While our children were attending secondary school, I bought and operated a KUMON Math Juku (after-school mathematics franchise) which served the students in our small community. Since then, my research has continued with humor and delight as I regularly discover new strategies meant to enhance our five granddaughters’ mathematics abilities.

This accumulated knowledge has shown to raise mathematics test scores as well as deepen mathematic comprehension. I’m excited to share these strategies with you in a fun and memorable way. I have seen these strategies work with all levels and all abilities of students.

Because each student is unique with varied backgrounds and abilities, the strategies presented in this seminar are also unique and varied to accommodate the individual and collective needs.

This seminar is designed to provide you with practical strategies and research-based concepts focused on increasing secondary mathematics test scores. My focus is to provide you with intervention strategies, easy-to-use and proven activities that provide you with the necessary tools to share with individual students.

Please join me for time together devoted to increasing secondary mathematical test scores. My personal goal is provide each participant with concrete ideas and strategies designed to ensure that ALL our students are successful in mathematics.


Katie Nall, Ph.D.

P.S. I promise that you will leave with practical strategies that you can use immediately in your life. My goal is for you to enjoy the seminar while retaining value skills making the time together productive.


Who Should Attend

Secondary School Mathematics Educators: Classroom Teachers, Administrators, Title I Staff, Mathematics Specialists, Mathematics Coaches, Special Education Staff, and Interventionists.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook:

Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook, Effective Methods to Increase Math Test Scores, specifically designed by Katie Nall, Ph.D. for this seminar. The handbook includes:

  • A wide variety of effective instructional practices with practical applications in mathematics
  • Ideas for secondary student metacognitive strategies
  • Information on best practices and current research on improving students’ mathematics.
  • test scores
  • References/bibliography of professional articles and resources

Meet and Share:

This seminar provides a great opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators who want to learn how to increase secondary mathematics test scores.

Consultation Available:

Dr. Katie Nall will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own program.