Resources for High School Mathematics

Published: 8/1/2017 2:30 PM

​Mathematics ​Intervention Resources for High 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Examples of Math Interventions - Provides a list of strategies by area of concern or struggle for students. 
  • Intervention Central - Provides teachers, schools and districts with free resources to help struggling learners and implement Response to Intervention and attain the Common Core State Standards
  • 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.
April Pieper
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