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Response to Intervention in Math



December 2009 | 168 pages | Corwin

"The authors do a great job of blending ideas from mathematics education and the National Mathematics Panel Report with special education research. This is a great resource for those starting an RTI mathematics program."
—Russell Gersten, Professor Emeritus, University of Oregon
Director, Instructional Research Group

"Riccomini and Witzel have assembled a straightforward, well-organized, and systematically presented text that will be popular with inservice and preservice teachers alike."
—Kimberly Bright, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Special Education
Shippensburg University

Boost academic achievement for all students in your mathematics classroom!

Response to Intervention (RTI) is a system for assessment and instruction that has promising applications for teaching mathematics. This exciting new resource from Paul J. Riccomini and Bradley S. Witzel leads the way in applying RTI to mathematics instruction by offering guidelines for improving learning for all students, especially those who have learning disabilities or are struggling with mathematics content.

Drawing from evidence-based models, this guide begins with a comprehensive discussion of the RTI framework and the types of interventions appropriate within an RTI system for mathematics. The authors describe how the three tiers can be implemented in specific math areas and provide examples of RTI procedures illustrated in case studies. Aligned with the needs identified in the National Mathematics Advisory Panel final report and the IES practice guide, this book includes:

  • Intervention strategies for specific mathematics areas, such as number sense, fractions, problem solving, and more
  • Procedures for teaching math using systematic and explicit instruction as an approach to assessment, instructional planning, and evaluation
  • Descriptions of essential components to consider when designing and implementing RTI in mathematics
  • Guidelines for teaching math vocabulary

This timely resource provides tools and strategies that educators can immediately implement to help students achieve increased critical thinking skills and academic success.


 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. What Is RTI, and Why Is It Important?
Overview of RTI

 
Key Research Support for RTI and Mathematics

 
Summary

 
 
2. The RTI Process for Math: Getting Started
Selection of the RTI Team Members

 
Belief System

 
Common Models of Implementation

 
Assessment

 
Importance of the Core Mathematics Program

 
Summary

 
 
3. A Tiered Approach to More Effective Mathematics Instruction
Tier 1 Instruction and Curriculum

 
Tier 2 Intervention and Curriculum

 
Tier 3 Instruction and Curriculum

 
Summary

 
 
4. Mathematics Interventions Overview
Who Needs Intervention?

 
What Do I Teach for the Intervention?

 
Who Should Intervene?

 
Where?

 
How Long?

 
How Do I Organize My Curriculum?

 
What Types of Curricular Strategies Should Be Used for Tier 2 and Tier 3 Interventions?

 
Summary

 
 
5. Number Sense and Initial Math Skills
Assessments of Number Sense

 
Instructional Delivery of Number Sense

 
Curricular Elements of a Number Sense Intervention

 
In Context

 
Summary

 
 
6. Building Students' Proficiency With Whole Numbers
Importance of Proficiency in Whole Numbers

 
General Recommendations for Building Proficiency

 
Building Automatic Recall of Basic Facts With the Mastering Math Facts Program

 
Building Proficiency With Whole Numbers Through PALS Math

 
Summary

 
 
7. Fractions and Decimals
Fractions in the Standards

 
Assessment for Fractions and Decimals

 
When Are Calculators Sufficient?

 
Teaching the "What" With Fractions and Decimals

 
Teaching the "How to Compute" With Fractions and Decimals

 
Teaching Fluency With Fractions and Decimals

 
In Context

 
Summary

 
 
8. Teaching Problem Solving Strategically
Problem-Solving Programs

 
Summary

 
 
9. The Importance of Teaching Mathematical Vocabulary
The Importance of Teaching Mathematical Vocabulary

 
Instructional Activities to Promote Learning of Essential Mathematical Vocabulary

 
Assessing Students' Knowledge of Mathematical Vocabulary

 
Summary

 
 
10. Next Steps in the RTI Process
Professional Development

 
Reconsidering the Tier 1 Mathematics Curriculum

 
Why Is This Important for Educators Implementing an RTI Math Model?

 
An Alternative Approach: A Two Tier 1 Core Mathematics Program

 
Summary

 
 
References
 
Index

"Does a great job of blending ideas from mathematics education and the National Mathematics Panel Report with special education research. A great resource for those starting an RTI mathematics program."

Russell Gersten, Professor Emeritus, University of Oregon
Director, Instructional Research Group

"Finally, a scholarly and practical text to help administrators and teachers learn about and institute Response to Intervention in math! Riccomini and Witzel have assembled a straightforward, well-organized, and systematically presented text that will be popular with inservice and preservice teachers alike. It is easy to follow and not overwhelming. As a teacher educator, I am always searching for a text that has utility for later use, and this is such a book! This is one of those rare textbooks that teachers will use long after their course on effective instruction."

Kimberly Bright, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Special Education
Shippensburg University

"The most comprehensive RTI book for mathematics that I have seen to date. The importance of choosing a research-based, effective, balanced core program cannot be overstated. By following the guidelines in this book, districts can make good, sound decisions."

Shelly Kelly, Math Instructional Coach
Great Falls Public Schools, MT

"This book hits the right balance between being practical and research driven. It provides scientific, research-based instruction in mathematics, show that RTI can focus on more than just reading. It's a tour de force!"

Kathy Durbin, Student Services Director
Lancaster County School District, SC

"This book is well written and well organized. I found the list of web sites for math programs and interventions of great use. I highly recommend Response to Intervention in Math."

Joseph C. Ciechalski
Teaching Children Mathematics magazine, February 2011
Key features
  • Each chapter begins with a brief description of how RTI can be implemented in a specific math area and presents multiple examples of RTI in various case studies
  • Guidelines in each chapter address concerns and suggestions for multiple interventions related to the particular math area under discussion

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface


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