KSI/RTI Resources for Students with Special Needs in Mathematics for HB 69

Published: 9/9/2013 1:40 PM

​Mathematics ​Intervention Resources for Students with Special Needs

​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 special needs students.


​Book Resources

  • Designing and Implementing Mathematics Instruction for Students with Diverse Learning Needs by Pamela P Hudson and Susan Peterson Miller - This exciting new book integrates the explicit teaching practices that have proven effective for students with disabilities with the NCTM math standards that dominant current mathematics practices in the United States.  
  • 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.
  • Teaching Mathematics to All Children: Designing and Adapting Instruction to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners (2nd Edition) by Benny F. Tucker, Ann H. Singleton and Terry L. Weaver (Jan 15, 2005) - With the composition of today's classroom in mind, this book approaches teaching and planning elementary mathematics by using methods that accommodate the diverse learning needs of any student having difficulties with basic math concepts. The authors use personal experience and research that supports a complete set of developmental concepts and skills to outline the effective development of mathematical concepts and skills. It stresses lesson planning that will result in learning, understanding, and retaining important concepts and skills.
  • Teaching Mathematics to Middle School Students with Learning Difficulties (What Works for Special-Needs Learners) by Marjorie Montague and Asha K. Jitendra - A highly practical resource for special educators and classroom teachers, this book provides specific instructional guidance illustrated with vignettes, examples, and sample lesson plans. Every chapter is grounded in research and addresses the nuts and bolts of teaching math to students who are not adequately prepared for the challenging middle school curriculum. Presented are a range of methods for helping struggling learners build their understanding of foundational concepts, master basic skills, and develop self-directed problem-solving strategies. While focusing on classroom instruction, the book also includes guidelines for developing high-quality middle school mathematics programs and evaluating their effectiveness.


Web-Based Resources

April Pieper
Office of Nex-Generation Learners
Division of Learning Services
500 Mero Street, 19th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4970
Fax (502) 564-6721