The VDOE has released several new resources to assist educators with mathematics instruction.
Just in Time Mathematics Quick Checks
Just in Time Mathematics Quick Checks are brief formative assessments that align with the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning. The assessments are designed to help teachers identify unfinished learning and plan for future instruction. The Just in Time Quick Checks are available for all Mathematics Standards of Learning, from Kindergarten through Algebra I.
Professional Development Powerpoint presentation slides describing the Quick Checks and their use are also available on the Just in Time Mathematics Quick Checks webpage. The presentations are divided into the following grade bands: Grades K-3, Grades 4-6, and Grades 7-Algebra I.
Resources for Learning Disabilities in Mathematics
Evidence-Based Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) in Mathematics Resource Guide
The Evidence-Based Specially Designed Instruction in Mathematics Resource Guide provides educators with an overview of instructional best practices that can be used to support students with mathematics learning disabilities or difficulties. Some of the instructional practices included are explicit instruction, use of the Concrete-Representational-Abstract approach, and using schema instruction for problem solving. Examples utilizing each instructional strategy are also provided.
Students with Disabilities in Mathematics Frequently Asked Questions Guide
A companion document to the Evidence-Based SDI in Mathematics Resource Guide, The Students with Disabilities in Mathematics: Frequently Asked Questions Guide provides an overview of characteristics that may be present when a student has a math disability. Information about accommodations, modifications, and assistive technologies that can be used to support students with disabilities in mathematics are also included in the guide.