## Articles

### Recent Articles

#### Spotlight on High-Leverage Practice 14: Teaching Cognitive and Metacognitive Strategies to Support Learning and Independence in Mathematics

Solving problems in context, also known as word problems or practical problems, is a challenge for students, especially students with disabilities. This is often because solving word problems requires students to read and understand the problem, identify relevant information, choose an appropriate strategy, solve the problem correctly, and ensure that the answer makes sense (IrisRead More Spotlight on High-Leverage Practice 14: Teaching Cognitive and Metacognitive Strategies to Support Learning and Independence in Mathematics

#### Online Math Professional Development Opportunities

Mathematical Mindsets This course, developed by Stanford Mathematics Professor Jo Boaler, unpacks the use of a Growth Mindset teaching approach for mathematics. Throughout the course, Jo Boaler demonstrates the use of Growth Mindset strategies by giving a group of middle school students new knowledge of the brain, mindset, and mathematics. The course consists of shortRead More Online Math Professional Development Opportunities

#### Promoting Equity in Math through Classroom Discourse

The 2018 VDOE Mathematics SOL Institutes highlighted the importance of strengthening the teaching and learning of mathematics through facilitating meaningful mathematical discourse. Why Discourse? Mathematical conversations and discourse among students, at all grade and ability levels, helps build a shared understanding of mathematical ideas (NCTM, 2014). Meaningful discourse supports metacognition and teaches students how toRead More Promoting Equity in Math through Classroom Discourse

## ESS+

### Enhanced Scope and Sequence

The SOL Enhanced Scope and Sequence (ESS) was created by a team of general and special educators and *VDOE* personnel. ESS provides teachers across the state with differentiated lessons that are aligned with the essential knowledge and skills found in the Curriculum Framework at VDOE. The ESS is organized by content areas (i.e. Mathematics, English, History and Social Science, Science), and can be accessed at the Virginia Department of Education Standards of Learning.

**Virginia Department of Education Instructional Resources**

- The Standards and SOL-based Instructional Resources
- Math ESS Lessons
- English ESS Lessons
- Science and Social Studies ESS Lessons

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**PERSON 1st!!**

Suggestions for * Communicating With and About People with Disabilities* at the CDC.

## Resources

### Resources

**Virginia Department of Education Mathematics Resources**

- Tests and Sample Item Sets Released in Spring 2014 (Grade 3, Grade 4, and Grade 5)
- VDOE Mathematics Resources
- Algebra Readiness Inventory Curriculum Companion
- Web Tour of the ARI Curriculum Companion
- Mathematics Word Wall Cards
- VDOE Guidelines for Educating Students with Specific Learning Disabilities in Math

**T-TAC Online Math Resources **

- Mathematics resources (searchable by category or disability area)
- Online Mathematics Training

**Additional Mathematics Sites of Interest**

**Fluency Without Fear by Jo Boaler **(activities to develop Number Sense and Number Facts)

**Multiple Representations of Multiplication Video** from The National Center for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM)

Watch this NCETM video of a teacher using multiple representations for multiplication. (This teacher works in a school where 3 x 4 is interpreted as 3 + 3 + 3 + 3). It is a good example of how to support the conceptual understanding of multiplication facts and its importance as students develop fact fluency.

**Quantiles Framework** **Resources**

- Quantiles Teacher Assistant and Quantiles Math Skills Database Search
- Web Tour of the Quantiles Framework Tools

**Newly Added Resources**

Working with Struggling Students: Self-Assessment Inventory (Doing What Works)

At the National Center on Intensive Instruction website, you can find examples of instructional plans that intensify fraction instruction. You can download the plans and print-based representations (manipulatives) at the links below.