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Mathematics

Math services provide professional learning and coaching of instructional approaches in Iowa Core mathematics, conceptual understanding, problem-based learning, and differentiated instruction for K-12 students.


Accelerate Learning

Green Hills Resources




Universal Series 1

Click here or on the picture for Universal Series #1: Getting Started resources

  1. 2020-21 Getting Started: ELI Guidance & Panorama/FastBridge Set-Up

  1. Remote Screening and Progress Monitoring on FastBridge

  1. Practices for Literacy Online: Core, Interventions, and SDI

  1. Practices for Mathematics Online: Core, Intervention and SDI

Universal Series 2

Click here or on the picture for Universal Series #2: Accelerating Learning resources

Session 1: Essential grade-level content and necessary prerequisites

Session 2: Assessing unfinished learning

Session 3: Scaffolding unfinished learning through Just in time supports

Session 4: Strategies for Scaffolding in Math: Worked sample problems

Session 5: Strategies for Scaffolding in Math: Increase focus and structure with Explicit Instruction (Teacher Think Aloud) and Feedback

Session 6: Strategies for scaffolding in Math: Accessing background knowledge by focusing on structure.

 

 


Universal Supports

Through collaboration between the Iowa Department of Education and the state’s AEAs, tools were developed for schools to utilize through the process of school improvement. Learn more about the universal tier tools here. For further assistance please contact the math team or school improvement team.

Instructional Practice





Specially Designed Instruction in Tier 2 & 3

Interventions by Grade Level Flow Charts




SDI Pyramid These flow charts illustrate a tiered process for math interventions by grade level.

Diagnostic Assessments




Diagnostic assessments commonly used in special education in our agency include:

  • Junior Assessment of Mathematics
  • Cognition-Based Assessments (Battista)
  • Support Ongoing Achievement Responsibly (SOAR) Surveys
  • Assessing Math Concepts

Intervention Guidance




Math intervention recommendations are based on research and “best practice”. 

Math Interventions




The math interventions most commonly used by special education in our agency include:

  • Whole Number Foundations (K)
  • Number Sense Intervention
  • Bridges Intervention
  • Do the Math
  • Support Ongoing Achievement Responsibly (SOAR)
  • Math by Example
  • Algebra by Example

Progress Monitoring




Progress monitoring refers to routine checks of learning growth (ie., rate of progress) a student demonstrates. This includes multiple types of assessments that may or may not be used as an IEP goal. 

Important contacts

Staff Directory
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Alyssa Chambers

Consultant, Math

712-366-0503 ext. 7242 Email Alyssa Chambers
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Kristen Johnson

Consultant, Math

712-366-0503 ext. 6415 Email Kristen Johnson
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Lisa Magneson

Consultant, Special Education

712-366-0503 ext. 3611 Email Lisa Magneson
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Tera Schechinger

Consultant, Math

712-366-0503 ext. 7328 Email Tera Schechinger
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Patricia Spangenberg

Consultant, Math

712-366-0503 ext. 4323 Email Patricia Spangenberg
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Connie Terry

Consultant, Math

712-366-0503 ext. 3253 Email Connie Terry