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August 2012, Volume 19, Issue 1

FEATURES

RtI in Math Class
Gina Gresham and Mary Little
Sit beside a fourth-grade teacher being trained to diagnose learning deficits and then develop and implement intervention strategies to help a struggling student become a successful learner.

RtI in Math Class: Appendix of Miscellaneous Resources (PDF)
Second Look:
Response to Intervention

Interviews as RtI Tools
Thomas E. Hodges, Terry D. Rose, and April D. Hicks
A series of diagnostic questions helps this teacher better assess and comprehend the misconceptions of third graders who struggle with multiplication.

Table of four key meanings in multiplication; Multiplication interview protocol (PDF)

Perimeter and Beyond
Aryn A. Siegel and Enrique Ortiz
A simple problem-solving exercise encourages teachers to “start small” to reveal how third graders understand multiple math concepts simultaneously.

Hungry for Early Spatial and Algebraic Reasoning
Dionne I. Cross, Olufunke Adefope, Mi Yeon Lee, and Arnulfo Perez
Kindergartners and first-grade students listen excitedly to a modified storybook to guide their geometry activities.

CCSSM: Keeping Teaching and Learning Strong
Susan Jo Russell
How might we use the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics to keep the deep learning of every student at the center of our work?

Second Look - Response to Intervention

Promote problem-solving discourse
A four-day intervention proved highly successful. Here are practical, specific guidelines for you to quickly develop a similar classroom culture.

Tips for Including Elementary Students with Disabilities in Mathematics Class
Tips for classroom teachers for including students with disabilities in elementary mathematics classes, focusing on the role of the teachers and specific interventions.

Can Math Recovery Save Children Before They Fail?
Experimental and observational results of an early intervention program designed for low-achieving six- and seven-year-olds.

Investigations: Fraction Action
An activity about Fractions focused on teaching numbers and operations.

Illuminations Applet: Dynamic Paper
Need a pentagonal pyramid that's six inches tall? Or a number line that goes from ­18 to 32 by 5's? Or a set of pattern blocks where all shapes have one-inch sides? Create all those things and more with the Dynamic Paper tool. Place the images you want, then export it as a PDF activity sheet for your students or as a JPEG image for use in other applications or on the web.

The Equity Principle
Excellence in mathematics education requires equity—high expectations and strong support for all students.