Intentional Teaching
Provide explicit instruction and incorporate visual representations and motivational strategies.
Intervention instruction should be explicit and systematic, incorporating models of proficient problem solving, verbalization of thought processes, guided practice, corrective feedback, and frequent cumulative review. Instructional materials should include examples of easy and difficult problems. Students need guided practice with scaffolding, including opportunities to communicate their problem-solving strategies. Motivation is key for students struggling with math, so it is important to praise effort and engagement to encourage persistence.
Intervention materials should provide students opportunities to work with visual representations of math concepts, and interventionists should be proficient in their use. Tools such as number lines and strip diagrams have many different uses in explanation of mathematical concepts and problem solving. When introducing new concepts to students, it is helpful to begin with concrete experiences, follow up with visual representation, and then move to abstract concepts.
- Items 1 - 12 of 13
Sort by:
Teaching Students Math Problem-Solving Through Graphic Representations
Solving Algebra and Other Story Problems With Simple Diagrams
Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) Instructional Approach Summary Report
Recommended For You
Sample Material
Screening and Intervention Record Forms (Math)
Download the screening forms used by RtI data teams in Pennsylvania schools to record student performance, goals, targeted skills, instructional strategies, and decisions made regarding student...
Sample Material
Teaching Students Math Problem-Solving Through Graphic Representations
In this article, the author provides many examples of the use of different types of visualizations to teach mathematics concepts. Examples of visual representations are linked to solving word...
Sample Material
Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) Instructional Approach
This summary report from The Access Center website describes the CRA instructional strategy, shows examples of how to use CRA to teach fractions, includes a reference list of research articles, and...
Planning Template
RtI Math Planning Template #1
District staff who work with school administrators and mathematics staff in their districts, such as curriculum leaders, can use this template to work through a comprehensive set of options that...
Overview
Screening and Monitoring Progress in Math
This multimedia overview explains the value of universal screening, describes recommended components of an effective screening system, provides information on establishing cut-points to identify...
Sample Material
RtI Data Analysis Teaming Process Script
Review the process and guidelines for conducting a data team meeting as illustrated by the fifth-grade team in Data Team Meeting: Grade 5 Math Review. Related Media and Files: Data Team...