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About Dr. Nicki

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 been a teacher for more than 30 years. She has taught elementary school, middle school, and graduate school. Dr. Nicki has an Ed.M. and an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is greatly interested in teaching and learning practices around the world and has researched education in Denmark, Guatemala and India. She has written several books, including being a part of the curriculum team for the new McGraw Hill Reveal Math series. She is currently working on a book about imagination, wonder and creativity in schools.

Professional Background:

Dr. Nicki Newton is the author of several books, including Guided Math, Math Workshop, Math Running Records and several others. Dr. Nicki taught as a bilingual teacher in California for ten years. In 2003, she became a Math Consultant. She presents at workshops around the U.S. and Canada as well as at regional and national conferences. Dr. Nicki is interested in early childhood math, K-5 math, building powerful thinking mathematicians, developing rich tasks and engagement in the math classroom. She loves research and sees herself as a bridge between what the research says and what we actually do in classrooms.

Newton Education Solutions is a math company. We work to help educate competent, confident and curious mathematicians.


Fluency Doesn’t Just Happen! It is a well planned journey! All kids can become fluent!

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help all students learn math. We believe from the bottom of our hearts that every child can be fluent in mathematics.

Teachers are a key component in raising student achievement! When teachers know more, students soar. Newton Education Solutions partners with school districts and individual schools across the country to improve teaching and learning about math.

We help teachers to:

  • Understand the math they are teaching
  • Understand how children learn math
  • Understand the pedagogy of teaching math
  • Understand how ongoing assessment helps all students to succeed

We work with you online or post-Covid (in person) to help you help your students and teachers. We focus on content knowledge and instructional strategies aligned with your district’s curriculum so that both teachers and students excel in the teaching and learning of math. We work hand in hand with our partners. We are all in this together. We promote a lean into the learning approach so that educators grow the skills, confidence and knowledge to help all students succeed. We believe in a culture of “can do.” We believe that all students “can learn.” We believe that all teachers “can learn more” about teaching and learning math. We believe that we must stay curious, thinking about our own assumptions and understandings, and focusing on stretching our own pedagogy so that we are constantly growing in ways that improve teaching and learning.

Vision Statement

We envision a world where every student becomes a competent, confident, enthusiastic learner and doer of math. Happy Mathing! Newton Education Solutions is an international professional development company dedicated to teaching and learning math. From states and districts to schools and classrooms, we partner to help teachers and school leaders develop deep, flexible content knowledge, pedagogical skills and the transformative mindsets they need to teach mathematics well, foster a community of learners, and promote school and districtwide improvement. We work in collaboration with schools and districts to build capacity at all levels, to help individuals and teams of teachers to design, implement and reflect on rigorous, standards-based, differentiated, engaging lessons that promote student achievement through improved instruction.


Our Values

Equity, Relationships, Perseverance, Actionable, Data Research.

We are concerned with equity. We believe that all students can and should learn. We partner with educators to identify and address inequities in systems that keep students from learning.

We understand that relationships matter. We are all in this together and when we work together we can learn and know more and do better. We foster collaborative relationships in our partnerships.

We believe that doing good work takes time. We are with you for the distance. We work together to make it happen over time. We believe if you stick with it, the teachers and the students get better every day.

We believe that actionable data should inform our daily decisions in schools. We work with our partners to know what to collect, when to collect it, what to do with it and how it should inform our decisions.

We believe in research-based solutions. There is so much informative research that should be guiding the teaching and learning of mathematics in schools today. We stay current and like to be the bridge between what is being said and how it is being implemented.

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What We Do

We do math fact fluency really well. We love it, we know it and we spread it! We believe that all students can learn their basic math facts. We believe that the research works! We believe that just like learning to walk, or learning to read that students learn at their own pace. We believe that when teachers know where their students are on the learning trajectory then teachers can take them to the next levels of learning.

Why We Do It

We do it because math fact fluency is the foundation of everything. Knowing how to add, subtract, multiply and divide is the building block for everything else. We have seen how a scaffolded, research-based, engaging approach to fact fluency can change the game.

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How do I start Learning more from Dr. Nicki

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