The evidence is pictures and explanations of math resources that I use when providing services to students with specific learning disabilities associated with math. Because I am a resource teacher, I need to be creative in my approach to teaching math strategies, number sense, and teaching facts.
The Math wrap-ups are a great tool for students who need to practice their facts. I have some for students to practice pre-algebra skills and the four mathematical operations. Students like to play “Beat the Fidget Spinner” where they spin my Golden Snitch and try to finish a key before it stops spinning.
“Tenzi” is a game I found online that is great for building number sense. Each students gets ten dice and they have to complete number “missions”, like making pairs, multiples, matching, and making ten, to name a few of the 77 this game came with.
Math Jr. is a great game for encouraging practice with operations and mental math. Students roll the 12-sided die (or two 12-sided dice for older students) and then use the colored dice to “make” that number. They then get to move a space for each colored die they used. For example, if you roll an 11 on the 12-sided die and then a 6, 5, 1, 3, and 2 on the colored dice they could say ” 6+3+2 x 1 = 11″ — they could then move 4 spaces. The goal is to be as creative as possible so you can use as many colored dice as possible.
The diagnostic and intervention books came with our school’s math curriculum. They contain fantastic “re-teach” lessons to target areas with which students may be struggling.
How Does This Demonstrate Proficiency of the Standard?
- I am demonstrating a “knowledge of mathematics and an understanding of how to promote student development in numbers and operations” (element C).
- I have found several engaging resources that target needed math skills.