Teaching Tools

Resources for Middle School Mathematics

Published: 1/29/2019 5:16 PM

Mathematics ​Intervention Resources for Middle School

​Book Resources
  • 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. 
  • 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 Learningby 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
  • ABRI - ABRI (Academic and Behavioral Response to Intervention) is structured to provide state-wide access to support with the emphasis on creating an infrastructure toward sustainability and capacity building within schools and educational cooperatives.
  • Intervention Central - Provides teachers, schools and districts with free resources to help struggling learners and implement Response to Intervention
  • Kentucky Center for Mathematics - Drawing on the expertise and research of mathematics educators and mathematicians, the Kentucky Center for Mathematics supports diverse teacher and student populations across the Commonwealth by facilitating the development of mathematical proficiency, power for future success, and enjoyment of teaching and learning mathematics.
  • Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Provides support and professional development by grade level.  
  • Mathematics Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities or Difficulty Learning Mathematics: A Guide for Teachers - This guide from the Center on Instruction describes seven effective instructional practices for teaching mathematics to K–12 students with learning disabilities that were identified in the Center’s synthesis of intervention research, and also incorporates recommendations from "The Final Report of The National Mathematics Advisory Panel". 
  • Mathwire - This series of pages is designed as a resource to teachers as they differentiate instruction for varied learners in the class. Suggested activities include multi-sensory approaches to various mathematical skills and games to help struggling students construct deep meaning for numbers.
  • School-Wide Strategies for Managing Mathematics - Provides a variety of strategies to implement when students are struggling with common math topics.  The website also has links to a variety of other resources related to math interventions. 

Please contact intervention@education.ky.gov with any questions.


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