SWWC Service Cooperative

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Mathematics interventions at the Tier 2 (secondary prevention) level of a multi-tier prevention system must incorporate six instructional principles:
Instructional explicitness
Instructional design that eases the learning challenge
A strong conceptual basis for procedures that are taught
An emphasis on drill and practice
Cumulative review as part of drill and practice
Motivators to help students regulate their attention and behavior and to work hard
(Found in Mathematics Intervention at the Secondary Prevention Level of a Multi-Tier Prevention System: Six Key Principles by Lynn Fuchs, found at http://www.rtinetwork.org/essential/tieredinstruction/tier2/mathintervention)
Focus interventions on whole and rational numbers, word problems, and fact fluency.
In grades K through 5, math interventions should focus intensely on in-depth treatment of whole numbers and operations, while grades 4 through 8 should address rational numbers as well as advanced topics in whole-number arithmetic, such as long division.
Interventions on solving word problems should include instruction that helps students identify common underlying structures of various problem types.  Students can learn to use these structures to categorize problems and determine appropriate solutions for each problem type.  Intervention teachers at all grade levels should devote about ten minutes of each session to building fluent retrieval of basic arithmetic facts.  Primary-grade students can learn efficient counting-on strategies to improve math fact retrieval, and intermediate and middle-grade students should learn to use their knowledge of properties (e.g., the commutative, associative, and distributive laws) to derive facts in their heads.
(Found at U.S. Department of Education's website Doing What Works at http://dww.ed.gov/Response-to-Intervention-Math/RtI-Implementation/practice/index.cfm?T_ID=28&P_ID=70)

Non-Content Specific Interventions/Resources
Math Word Problem Intervention - Developed by Amanda VanDerHeyden
Math Moodle (login as a guest) http://moodle.swsc.org/course/category.php?id=15
Developed by Christy Hemp, Math Specialist & School Improvement Specialist

Math – Interventions
Reviewed by What Works Clearinghouse - http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/reports/Topicarea.aspx?tid=04


Accelerated Math™

Adventures of Jasper Woodbury Series

Als speciale kleuter tel je ook me! (Young Children with Special Needs Count, Too!)

Appalachia Model Mathematics Program

Barrett Math Program

Bridges in Mathematics


Computer Assisted Instruction

Computer Curriculum Corporation (CCC)

Computer Managed Mastery Learning

Connecting Math Concepts (CMC) mathematics program

Consistency Management®

Core Knowledge Curriculum

Countdown Video IGAP Intervention Tape

Des Moines Plan

Digi-Block® Learning System

Everyday Mathematics®

Florida Primary Education Program


Geo-Logo, by Investigations in Number, Data, and Space®

Growing With Mathematics®

Holt Mathematics

Houghton Mifflin Mathematics

Investigations in Number, Data, and Space®

Jostens Integrated Learning System

Knowing Mathematics

Kumon Mathematics Program

Lightspan Achieve Now


Math Renaissance®

Math Trailblazers

Mathematics in Action (textbook series published by MacMillan)

Mathematics Plus (textbook series published by Harcourt)

Mathematics Their Way®

Mathematics Today by Harcourt Brace


MathSteps by Houghton Mifflin

MathWings by the Success for All Foundation®

Moving with Math

Mystery Motivator

New Century Integrated Instructional System

New Century Mathematics

Number Power™

Numeracy Recovery

Odyssey Math

Opening Eyes to Mathematics by The Math Learning Center

Orton–Gillingham® technique

Personalized System of Instruction (PSI)

Piacceleration Instruction


Progress in Mathematics © 2006

Project 2000

Project MAS

Project SEED

Project Teach and Reach

Rational Number Project

Richmond Young Students Mathematics (RYSM) Class

Rutgers-Kenilworth Program

Saxon Elementary School Math

Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley Elementary Mathematics

Sharon Wells Mathematics Curriculum

Silver Burdett Ginn Mathematics

Singapore Mathematics

Skills Reinforcement Project

Strategic Math Series


Teacher to Teacher Math Problem Solving Supplementary Curriculum

Thinking Mathematics

TIPS: Math (Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork)


Visual Mathematics by The Math Learning Center


Wasatch Interactive Learning, distributed by Plato Learning