Help all of your students reach success in math! This essential book, from bestselling author and consultant Jennifer Taylor-Cox, is filled with suggestions that teachers and RTI/MTSS specialists can use to target instruction for struggling students in grades 3-5. You’ll learn how to diagnose academic weaknesses, differentiate instruction, use formative assessments, offer corrective feedback, and motivate students with games and activities.
The book’s practical features include…
- Directions for incorporating formative assessments;
- Explanations of successful strategies for intervention;
- Important math terms to use with students;
- Games for active learning with printable boards;
- Cognitive demand questions ranging from easy to complex; and
- Rigorous problems to help you gather pre and post data.
In this enhanced second edition, you’ll find correlations to the Common Core throughout, as well as a variety of brand new, rigorous problems designed to mirror those on CCSS assessments.
Bonus! The book is accompanied by free eResources on our website, www.routledge.com/9781138915695. These eResources include an Answer Key with Scoring Guide and a handy Progress Monitoring Tool that you can use to track each student’s growth, record notes, and share data with parents, administrators, and other educators. The eResources also contain printable versions of the games in the book so that you can easily download and print them for classroom use.
Table of Contents
1. Addition and Subtraction Concepts
2. Multiplication and Division Concepts
3. Multifaceted Number Concepts
Dr. Jennifer Taylor-Cox is the owner of Taylor-Cox Instruction, LLC. She serves as an educational consultant for numerous districts across the United States and is author of seven Routledge Eye On Education books.
"Understanding numbers and their concepts can be engaging, immensely rewarding, and the key to loving mathematics. Dr. Taylor-Cox presents concepts, strategies, questions, games, and rigorous problems in differentiated applications. Her structured layout and sequence provide a readily applicable toolbox that should be in the hands of all who work to foster the love of numbers and learning of mathematics in children. I have seen firsthand many faces light up and math mentalities peak from using these lesson and games. Any teacher seeking to foster curiosity, the love of math and numbers, and student engagement owes it to themselves to read this book and use it regularly." --Heather Burdick, Montgomery County Public Schools Lead Teacher, Maryland
"This is an essential resource for differentiating mathematics instruction and providing targeted intervention for struggling students. Jennifer Taylor-Cox never fails to make math fun and engaging through hands-on learning activities, stimulating problem-solving opportunities, and a variety of games designed to build strong conceptual understanding. This enhanced second edition includes a rigorous problem-solving component that not only brings math to life by helping students make real-world connections to critical mathematical concepts, but also helps teachers identify gaps in understanding and better prepare all students for the increased rigor of standardized assessments." --Renee Morrow, K-6 Educator, Seattle, Washington