Focus interventions on whole and rational numbers, word problems, and fact fluency.

In grades K through 5, math interventions should focus intensely on in-depth treatment of whole numbers and operations, while grades 4 through 8 should address rational numbers as well as advanced topics in whole-number arithmetic, such as long division.

Interventions on solving word problems should include instruction that helps students identify common underlying structures of various problem types. Students can learn to use these structures to categorize problems and determine appropriate solutions for each problem type. Intervention teachers at all grade levels should devote about ten minutes of each session to building fluent retrieval of basic arithmetic facts. Primary-grade students can learn efficient counting-on strategies to improve math fact retrieval, and intermediate and middle-grade students should learn to use their knowledge of properties (e.g., the commutative, associative, and distributive laws) to derive facts in their heads.

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Fact Fluency Workshop

Math coaches can use this series of activities with interventionists to develop a shared understanding of fluent retrieval of arithmetic facts in students who are struggling with...

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06/04/2014
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Tier 2 Interventions Benchmark Review

Use this tool to assess the degree of congruence between the focus of Tier 2 interventions and the benchmarks recommended by the Practice Guide and the National Mathematics Advisory Panel. The...

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06/04/2014
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Auditing the Content of Math Interventions

This observation tool can be used by mathematics leaders to conduct observations of Tier 2 and Tier 3 intervention lessons to understand how congruent the content of current mathematics...

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06/04/2014
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RtI in Math for Elementary and Middle Schools

This PowerPoint was developed by Dr. Sybilla Beckmann to provide an overview of the recommendations (with examples) related to the content of math instruction contained in the Practice Guide,...

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06/04/2014
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National Mathematics Advisory Panel: K-8 Benchmarks

The Panel recommended K-8 mathematics benchmarks to serve as guideposts for state and district frameworks. The benchmarks are based on international standards.

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06/04/2014
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National Mathematics Advisory Panel: Core Principles of Instruction

Download this short fact sheet that summarizes the Panel's findings on the core principles for mathematics instruction.

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06/04/2014
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K-7 Essential Mathematics Standards Assessment Form

This assessment form is used to record and track student progress toward reaching proficiency on math standards. The form can be used to set a smart goal, identifying the percent of students...

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06/04/2014
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K-8 Essential Mathematics Concepts and Skills

Download this excerpt from the Iowa Core Curriculum, K-12 Mathematics to review essential concepts and skills and content and performance standards. Related Files: Cornell Elementary...

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06/04/2014
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Reteaching Place Value in Tier 2

Reteaching Place Value in Tier 2

An interventionist presents a lesson on rounding to the nearest ten as part of a series on regrouping and place value. When students experience difficulty, she reteaches with additional...

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06/03/2014
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Word Problems

Word Problems

In this interview, Dr. Beckmann emphasizes the importance of teaching students to recognize the underlying structure of word problems. She provides examples of problem structures and discusses why...

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06/02/2014
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Math Content for Struggling Students

Math Content for Struggling Students

Dr. Beckmann describes the mathematics objectives that Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions should focus on in the primary, intermediate, and middle grades. She emphasizes building students’ math...

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06/02/2014
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The Content of Math Interventions

The Content of Math Interventions

This multimedia overview explores the content focus of Tier 2 and Tier 3 math interventions and recommends an approach to solving word problems based on underlying structures rather than key words....

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06/02/2014
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