Tiered Math Library Resource

Posted on November 18, 2011. Filed under: Common Core, Differentiated Instruction, During the Guided Math Lesson, Elementary math, Guided math, RTI | Tags: , , , , , , , |


Differentiation is the Key!

Here is a great website with a library of tiered math lessons!

http://www.doe.in.gov/exceptional/gt/tiered_curriculum/welcome.html

 

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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More RTI Math Resources

Posted on November 7, 2011. Filed under: Assessment, Differentiated Instruction, During the Guided Math Lesson, Elementary math, Guided math, Mathematical Proficiency, Problem Solving, RTI | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |


Here is the IES guide to RTI (federal gov) in Math.  It outlines the interventions very clearly, with a discussion about the research findings of each recommendation.  Well worth using as a study guide in PD sessions.  Everybody that works with students in  math should be aware of the information in the packet!  Here are the research based recommendations:

Recommendation 1. Screen all
students to identify those at risk for
potential mathematics difficulties and
provide interventions to students
identified as at risk.

 

Recommendation 2. Instructional
materials for students receiving
interventions should focus intensely
on in-depth treatment of whole
numbers in kindergarten through
grade 5 and on rational numbers in
grades 4 through 8. These materials
should be selected by committee.

 

Recommendation 3. Instruction during
the intervention should be explicit and
systematic. This includes providing
models of proficient problem solving,
verbalization of thought processes,
guided practice, corrective feedback,
and frequent cumulative review.

 

Recommendation 4. Interventions
should include instruction on solving
word problems that is based on
common underlying structures.

 

Recommendation 5. Intervention
materials should include opportunities
for students to work with visual
representations of mathematical
ideas and interventionists should
be proficient in the use of visual
representations of mathematical ideas.

 

Recommendation 6. Interventions at
all grade levels should devote about
10 minutes in each session to building
fluent retrieval of basic arithmetic facts.

 

Recommendation 7. Monitor the
progress of students receiving
supplemental instruction and other
students who are at risk.

 

Recommendation 8. Include
motivational strategies in tier 2 and
tier 3 interventions.

 

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki



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Great RTI Math Resource: Strategies for Guided Math Groups

Posted on July 23, 2011. Filed under: Assessment, Classroom environment, Common Math Errors, Differentiated Instruction, During the Guided Math Lesson, Elementary math, Guided math, Mathematical Proficiency, RTI | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |


RTI is a great structure for planning differentiated interventions!  I do a great deal of workshops on it around the country.  I find that people struggle with really knowing what research based math interventions look like.  As a nation we are really good at knowing and talking about research based literacy interventions!  We have to spruce up our knowledge on RESEARCH BASED MATH INTERVENTIONS!   Math research is alive and well (as quiet) as it is kept.

Here is a great resource by the Federal Government about how to implement research based math interventions called Doing What Works!

Following the recommendations of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel they state that RTI interventions should:

• For K–5, focus on whole numbers, including place value and addition and subtraction operations with whole numbers

• For 4–8, focus on rational numbers and operations with fractions, decimals, ratios, and percents and complex operations with whole numbers

• Explicitly teaching how to solve word problems using problem types with examples and information about teaching students to identify irrelevant information

• Daily practice on fluency with math facts during interventions and cumulative review

• Strategy approaches to fact teaching, including counting on, deriving facts using properties

This website is filled with resources such as powerpoints and videos.  It also has a great deal of information about screening and monitoring as well as actual implementation at all 3 levels.

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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