Bringing Math Into the Intervention Mix

Lenny VerMaas ESU #6 lennyvermaas@gmail.com
Josh Fields Seward Public Schools josh.fields@sewardschools.org
Brittany Hajek Seward Public Schools brittany.hajek@sewardschools.org

April 2014 Data Conference Presentation Moving Math into the Intervention Mix Power Point PDF
Handouts and ibook for materials from data conference.

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Lesson Learned from Reading
  • Developing resources does not happen quickly
  • Students need to be doing math at their grade level, pre-algebra by 8th grade and algebra by 9th grade.
  • Taking 2 years to complete first year algebra in HS will not work. To be successful on NeSA students must complete algebra and geometry (made be applied geometry with less emphasis on proof but some beginning trig.
  • Schools must commit time and resources for math instruction. 45 minutes will not work.
  • Need to have a program of support (strategies classes)
    • Must be different not more of the same
    • Must be more than helping with homework
    • Resources and material for this are not well defined or available in a text book or website.
Programs

AIMSWeb is a product from Pearson
Easy CBM
DIBELS for Math

Math Reasoning Inventory (from MRI) from Marilyn Burns. I do not know of anyone using this resource but thought that it looked good and it is from Marilyn Burns. It is a free online assessment tool for learning about students' numerical reasoning, appropriate for students in grade 5 and up. There are three individual interview assessments--whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. After a student answers each question, they are ask to explain how they reasoned. A video library of 100 videos is available.

About the Math Reasoning Inventory (MRI): It’s a free online assessment tool for learning about students’ numerical reasoning, appropriate for students in grade 5 and up. You can learn about the tool and how to use it with your students at https://mathreasoninginventory.com/. There are three individual interview assessments—whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. After students answer each question, whether the answer is right or wrong, we ask them to explain how they reasoned. I’ve found MRI to provide insights I never had access before about students’ numerical understanding and reasoning ability. The video clips I posted here are part of the MRI Video Library of almost 100 clips that you can search by students or by problem. - See more at: http://marilynburnsmathblog.com/wordpress/we-ask-we-listen-we-learn/#sthash.mk408rHV.dpuf
Improving Core Program, Consider:
  • Are Math Specialist the Answer to Teacher Better Math? Blog Post
  • membership in NCTM to provide one of the 3 journals, Teaching Children Mathematics K-6, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School 6-8, or Mathematics Teacher HS
  • Develop a problem solving plan/strategy for students that is consistent through your school. (a six trait writing model for problem solving)

Resources for Strategies Classes

Mastering Math Facts Programs

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