Math

Should more of your learners with disabilities be proficient in math? With the right support and knowledge, all educators, learners, and families can engage in teaching and learning of mathematics.

Quick Wins

Quick Wins are individual modules, each focused on one high leverage practice from an Alt+Shift professional learning opportunity.  Quick wins include a combination of video, text, downloadable resources, and practice opportunities.  They are designed for quick consumption, immediate implementation, and high impact.

Learning Trajectories Approach to Help All Students Progress in Math

This approach can help educators understand why students are struggling, what students understand, and where to begin instruction and remediation.
Approximate Time to Complete: 20 minutes
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Math Accessibility Framework

The framework can assist in planning for students with disabilities who struggle in math, as well as other subject areas.
Approximate Time to Complete: 10 minutes
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Utilizing Games and Activities to Strengthen Number Sense

There are many activities and games that can be used to help learners develop number sense and a deeper understanding of math concepts.
Approximate Time to Complete: 10 minutes to read; time to implement varies
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Partnered Learning Courses

Alt+Shift partners with intermediate school districts (ISDs) to provide training and implementation support for its professional learning opportunities. Select an option below to learn more about each professional learning opportunity and how to participate.

Delta Math

Delta Math is a Response to Intervention (RtI) program developed by the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District (ISD) with support from Alt+Shift and regional math consultants throughout Michigan. The program aims to improve student readiness to learn in math classes from kindergarten through Algebra 1. Delta Math includes online readiness screeners. These screeners help to identify students for tier two interventions and students who are not responding to their two interventions for tier three interventions. Delta Math also provides standard-based reporting, progress monitoring, and instructional resources.

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Foundations of Math

This course focuses on mathematical content knowledge. It allows general and special education teachers to examine mathematical procedures from a conceptual standpoint. It also allows them to increase sense making for learners who struggle with methods reliant on memorization and procedure. Participants will learn how making pedagogical shifts can increase student engagement and improve math achievement for every learner.

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Foundations of Math: Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities

With the right supports and knowledge, all teachers and learners can engage in the teaching and learning of mathematics. This course includes all components of Foundations of Math with the addition of research and classroom video specific to learners with significant disabilities and complex communication needs. Educators in self-contained and center-based environments will experience approaches to assessment and instruction that will help learners develop meaningful mathematical understanding.

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