Best Practices in Elementary Math Interventions (K-6): Jim Wright

On W 23 October 2013, Jim Wright presented on the topic Best Practices in Elementary Math Interventions in Bloomington, MN.  The workshop was sponsored by Wisconsin Educational Resources, LLC.


Here is the PowerPoint and handout shared at the workshop:

Below are additional web links and resources discussed at the workshop--organized according to RTI teacher goal.


GOAL 1: Creating a Supportive Math Instructional Environment. The math classroom that offers explicit instruction, accommodations, and strong core math instruction can reach the widest range of struggling learners.
GOAL 2: Obtaining or Developing Classroom Formative Math Assessments. Teachers who can measure student math skills formatively can efficiently adjust instruction to meet the needs of a wider range of math learners.


GOAL 3: Developing a Math 'Intervention Menu'. Math teachers who have at their fingertips a range of research-based intervention ideas can better meet the needs of struggling students.

Here are 3 websites with good research-based intervention ideas:

Here are interventions discussed at the training:

  • Accommodations Finder. This free application allows the user to browse a set of 60+ classroom accommodations to put together a unique plan for a struggling learner.

Here are websites that feature information about Tier 2/3 Math Progreams:

  • Tier 2/3 Intervention Website: What Works Clearinghouse. This website reviews core instruction and intervention programs in mathematics, as well as other academic areas. The site reviews existing studies and draws conclusions about whether specific intervention programs show evidence of effectiveness.
  • Tier 2/3 Intervention Website: Best Evidence Encyclopedia. This site provides reviews of evidence-based math and reading programs. The website is sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University School of Education's Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education (CDDRE) .


Developing Children's Rational Number Sense: A New Approach and an Experimental Program.