KSI/RTI Resources for Middle School Mathematics for HB 69

Published: 6/8/2015 5:37 PM

​Mathematics ​Intervention Resources for Middle School

​HB 69 (704 KAR 3:095), which was signed into legislation in 2012, was an act relating to early academic intervention, specifically focusing on Kindergarten through grade three. Below you will find intervention resources for mathematics to use with middle school students.

​Book Resources

  • Computation of Fractions: Math Intervention for Elementary and Middle Grades Students by Bradley S. Witzel and Paul J. Riccomini (Oct 13, 2008) - Insight into what really helps students learn math including friendly descriptions of the concrete to representational to abstract sequence of instruction, procedural instruction that can be expanded from one topic to the next, assessment guides for placement and measurement, and retention of content through mixed reviews and assessments. In addition, the authors provide teachers with clear direction to implement each research-based lesson plan with answer sheets to grade student work as well as pictures of manipulations and accompanying vocabulary so that teachers know exactly how to show concrete and pictorial steps.
  • Computation of Integers: Math Intervention for Elementary and Middle Grades Students by Paul J. Riccomini and Bradley S. Witzel (Jul 19, 2009) - Integration of picture-led, step-by-step instruction with accompanying dialogue will aid educators to deliver the exact vocabulary and stepwise procedures necessary for success—that of their students learning the mathematical process to computing integers. Written for math educators including elementary, middle school, special education teachers, tutors and home school teachers, this accessible guide will improve instructors’ ability to teach integers, and the confidence in their students to master the subject matter.
  • Differentiating Math Instruction: Strategies That Work for K-8 Classrooms by William N. Bender (Mar 17, 2009) - With recommendations based on the 2008 National Mathematics Advisory Panel report, this updated resource provides classroom-ready strategies for differentiating math instruction.
  • Learning to Love Math: Teaching Strategies That Change Student Attitudes and Get Results by Judy Willis (Jul 13, 2010) - Dr. Judy Willis responds with an emphatic yes in this informative guide to getting better results in math class. Tapping into abundant research on how the brain works, Willis presents a practical approach for how we can improve academic results by demonstrating certain behaviors and teaching students in a way that minimizes negativity
  • Mastering the Basic Math Facts in Multiplication and Division: Strategies, Activities & Interventions to Move Students Beyond Memorization by Susan O'Connell and John SanGiovanni (Mar 29, 2011) - Provides insights into the teaching of basic math facts, including a multitude of instructional strategies, teacher tips, and classroom activities to help students master their facts while strengthening their understanding of numbers, patterns, and properties.
  • Pre-Referral Intervention Manual (3rd edition): The Most Common Learning and Behavior Problems Encountered in the Educational Environment by Stephen B. McCarney. Hawthorne Educational Services, Inc. (2006) - This book provides a wealth of intervention ideas based on learning/behavior concerns for improvement.  The table of contents organizes the student learning/behavior and provides twenty-six strategies to try with the student to assist with that specific learning/behavior. 
  • Response to Intervention in Math by Paul J. Riccomini and Bradley S. Witzel (Dec 28, 2009) - Aligned with the NMAP final report and IES practice guide, this resource offers guidelines, intervention strategies, and case studies for designing and implementing RTI in math.
  • RTI and Mathematics: Practical Tools for Teachers in K-8 Classrooms by Regina Gresham and Mary E. Little (Sep 17, 2012) - This interactive, practical resource gives educators sound knowledge and expertise for successfully implementing RTI in mathematics and addressing the challenges involved. Clarifies and describes the issues of RTI, the connections among teachers’ knowledge and skills and their use with RTI, and the role of the teacher within the classroom and school, and provides evidence-based content, scenarios, examples, resources, and activities; modeling description; and reflection upon the key learning outcomes of RTI.
  • Solving Equations: An Algebra Intervention (Math Intervention Series) by Bradley S. Witzel and Paul J. Riccomini (Jul 17, 2010) - This timely new book is filled with essential research-based information that teachers and pre-service teachers alike need in order to help more students achieve mathematical standards by employing the concrete to representational to abstract (CRA) sequence of instruction with forms of algebraic equations.
  • Strategies for Teaching Whole Number Computation: Using Error Analysis for Intervention and Assessment by David B. Spangler (Jun 2, 2010) - Through error analysis and targeted instruction, you can uncover students’ misconceptions in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division and help students understand and correct their own mistakes.
  • Teaching Learners Who Struggle with Mathematics: Responding With Systematic Intervention and Remediation (3rd Edition) (Pearson Professional Development) by Helene J. Sherman, Lloyd I. Richardson and George J. Yard (Apr 23, 2012) - This book is designed for aspiring and practicing teachers who will work or are working with K-6 students in need of remediation and additional math instruction. Addressing the mathematical concepts students struggle with most, including place value, addition and subtraction of whole numbers, multiplication, division, fractions, and time and money, this book analyzes the roots and causes of frequent error patterns in student work and offers implementable solutions for solving them and teaching lifelong math skills.
  • Understanding RTI in Mathematics: Proven Methods and Applications by Russell Gersten, Ph.D. and Rebecca Newman-Gonchar, Ph.D. (Aug 31, 2011) - This is the definitive volume on RTI in math: what we know about it, why it works, and how to use it to ensure high-quality math instruction and higher student achievement.  Filled with vignettes, accessible summaries of the most recent studies, and best-practice guidelines for making the most of RTI, this comprehensive research volume is ideal for use as a textbook or as a key resource to guide decision makers.
  • Using Formative Assessment to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction, Grades 4-10: Seven Practices to Maximize Learning by Leslie Laud (Mar 28, 2011) - Staff development expert Leslie Laud provides seven research-based practices that show teachers how to implement formative assessment, create tiered instruction, and manage a multitasking classroom.

Web-Based Resources

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