As we proceed through out grant period, we will be reviewing and selecting math intervention tools and strategies to use with students. Listed below are some potential tools. As we decide which tools to use and implement them, we will modify our list to reflect the tools used as well as their impact on student learning. We will also update our Intervention Inventory to reflect what we own and try.
Solve It! - $76.00
Solve It! is a curriculum designed to improve the mathematical problem solving skills of students in the upper elementary, middle, and secondary school grades—including students with disabilities who are having difficulties solving mathematical problems.
Successmaker - contact company for pricing as it varies by number of licenses and features
Successmaker is a computer-based software program that provides tutorials, instruction and practice in several subjects including math. The system monitors student answers to determine which skills are mastered and which ones need additional instruction. Student reports give information on specific skills mastered as well as overall grade level progress. Pulaski currently owns licenses for every elementary school.
Touch Math - $175-199 per kit
TouchMath is a multisensory program that uses its TouchPoints to engage students of all abilities and learning styles.The step-by-step approach covers: Counting • Addition • Subtraction • Place Value • Multiplication • Division • Time • Money • Fractions • Story Problems • Shapes • Sizes • Pre-algebra
FASTT Math - $300 per license, other options are available for school-wide
The FASTT Math intervention program uses the research-validated FASTT system (Fluency and Automaticity through Systematic Teaching with Technology) to help students develop fluency with basic math facts. FASTT Math automatically differentiates instruction based on each student’s individual fluency levels in customized,10-minute daily sessions.
Multiplication Attack Strategy - free pdf file
This Math strategy is designed help to teach multiplication facts.
Self-Monitoring Strategies in Arithmetic - free pdf file
This math strategy is designed to help students who have been able to learn basic single-digit arithmetic facts but have difficulty in remembering how to solve problems that involve several steps. It helps them remember the steps involved in
computing answers to arithmetic problems. It is designed to teach students to use a self-monitoring procedure that guides responding as arithmetic problems are completed. The strategy employs a mnemonic device to help students remember
how to solve arithmetic problems once the self-monitoring procedure has been faded.
Subtraction Strategies - free pdf file
These math strategies focus on subtraction. They were developed to assist students who are experiencing difficulty remembering subtraction facts, particularly those facts with teen minuends. They are beneficial to students who
put heavy reliance on counting.
SLOBS and LAMPS - free pdf file
These math strategies are designed to help students remember the regrouping process of borrowing and carrying. Slobs is used in subtraction and lamps is used in addition.
Multiplication Fact Learning through Tutoring - free pdf file
This intervention is designed to build fluency with multiplication facts while simultaneously decreasing errors. Requires approximately 5 minutes each day.
Teaching Math Facts through Flashcards in Classwide Intervention - free pdf file
This classwide intervention is designed to build math fact fluency and increase accuracy and can be used for addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division facts.
Hot Math - gathering information on price
This intervention was designed to teach how to solve some of the most common word problems to third grade students with math difficulties. It was developed by Lynn and Doug Fuchs at Vanderbilt University.
Pirate Math - $40 - contact Flora Murray at Vanderbilt University for an order form
Pirate Math is a tutoring program aimed at second and third graders that gives students strategies to solve word problems. First, students learn to identify word problems by type. Next, students learn to represent the problem structure with an algebraic equation and then to solve the equations. Students also learn how to transfer problem-solving skills to problems with irrelevant information and to problems where relevant information is found in graphs, charts, or figures, like word problems found on high-stakes tests. In addition, Pirate Math integrates a pirate theme into the program. Students learn to “find X,” just like pirates do on a treasure map, and they are reinforced and motivated by treasure coins.
PALS Math - check order form for program pricing
PALS Reading and PALS Math were developed to help teachers accommodate diverse learners and to promote their academic success. PALS is listed among best evidence-supported math programs on the John Hopkins University website, Best Evidence Encyclopedis (BEE). The What Works Clearinghouse found "The Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies© instructional program to have potentially positive effects on reading achievement" for elementary-age ELL children.
Mastering Math Facts (Rocket Math) by Otter Creek - $69 per classroom or $629 for a school-wide license
This innovative supplemental math program is ideal for use at the individual classroom level; it takes just 10 minutes per day and will complement any math curriculum! Includes teacher directions, all blackline masters and answer keys for each grade level 1-8 (single classroom license).
Word Problems Made Easy by Otter Creek - $69 per grade level per classroom with additional materials and licenses
A supplemental math program that provides students with a systematic way to tackle problem solving. Use structured formulas to take apart and solve various word problem types. Each grade level 1-6 includes 160 day's worth of word problems.