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#### Innovative Strategies for VESOL Instruction

On January 18, 2023, T-TAC ODU hosted The VESOL Alliance at the Newport News Marriott. This unique professional learning event offered a range of high-interest sessions and free resources to over 80 attendees from across regions 2 & 3. Our expert presenters shared VESOL-referenced lesson plans that can be used to engage learners of all ages. If you were not able… Read More Innovative Strategies for VESOL Instruction

#### New VESOL Mathematics Resources Available!

Implementation of the 2021 Mathematics Virginia Essentialized Standards of Learning (VESOLs) has heightened the need for more mathematics resources that can be used by teachers who utilize these standards. Guidance is needed to answer questions such as: 1) What background knowledge is needed in order to effectively teach each math concept? 2) What should students… Read More New VESOL Mathematics Resources Available!

#### Promoting a Math-Positive School Culture

The beginning of a new school year is a great time to reflect upon practices in your school. Our attitudes about math as teachers and school leaders can have a tremendous impact on our students’ attitudes and views about learning mathematics. Below are two ways that a math-positive culture can be promoted at your school…. Read More Promoting a Math-Positive School Culture

#### Doing What Works: Five Evidence-Based Strategies to Specially Design Mathematics Instruction

When considering instructional activities for mathematics, teachers should focus on strategies that have evidence to support their effectiveness. The Virginia Department of Education, building on the work of the Institute for Education Sciences (IES), has identified five evidence-based strategies to specially-design mathematics instruction: 1. Explicit Instruction 2. Formal Mathematical Language 3. Concrete, Representational, and Abstract… Read More Doing What Works: Five Evidence-Based Strategies to Specially Design Mathematics Instruction

#### National PTA Standards for Successful Family-School Partnerships

National PTA Standards for Successful Family-School Partnerships: In an effort to build and sustain positive family-school partnerships, the National PTA has developed six standards focused on ensuring that schools are welcoming, supportive, collaborative, and responsive to families’ needs. This resource outlines the six national school-family partnership standards and provides an implementation guide for each as… Read More National PTA Standards for Successful Family-School Partnerships

## Online Learning

### Online Learning Resources

There are numerous online professional learning resources available for teachers of mathematics. Below are some of the many that can be used to build teachers’ knowledge base and/or for professional development.

**Virginia Department of Education Online Learning Resources**

- VDOE Mathematics Instructional Videos for Teachers
- Tidewater Team Instructional Support Videos for Grade 7-8 Teachers
- 2019 VDOE Math Institute Resources: Developing Deeper Learning through Rich Mathematical Tasks
- 2018 VDOE Math Institute Resources: Facilitating Meaningful Mathematical Discourse

**Additional Online Learning Resources for Teachers**

- Teaching Math to Young Children Practice Guide and Videos (click “Additional Resources” on the webpage to access videos)
- Hand2Mind Mathematics Webinars for Teachers
- Mathematical Progressions Videos by Graham Fletcher
- Making Math Moments that Matter Podcasts
- Working with AlgebraTiles
- IRIS Center Module: High-Quality Mathematics Instruction–What Teachers Should Know
- IRIS Center Module: Progress Monitoring–Mathematics
- IRIS Center Module: MTSS/RTI–Mathematics
- YouCubed Mathematical Mindsets Course
- Math Solutions Professional Learning Webinars and Presentations
- Math Solutions Instructional Practices Inventory
- National Center for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics Primary-Upper Elementary and Secondary Professional Development Modules

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## Instructional Resources

### Resources

The abundance of resources available online can be, at times, overwhelming. As a teacher, administrator, or parent, you may be wondering, “Which resources are most closely aligned to Virginia’s Mathematics Standards of Learning and Mathematics Process Goals?”

Below you will find a list of vetted resources for high-quality mathematics instruction.

**Virginia Department of Education Mathematics Resources**

- Using Statewide SOL Test Results to Guide Instruction
- Mathematics Instructional Plans (MIPs)
- Co-Teaching Mathematics Instructional Plans
- Mathematics Vocabulary Word Wall Cards
- Mathematics Vertical Articulation Tool (MVAT)
- Algebra Readiness Remediation Plans and Formative Assessment Items
- Rich Mathematical Tasks
- DESMOS Online Calculator
- VDOE: Students with Disabilities in Math FAQs

**T-TAC Online Resources **

- TTAC Online Mathematics Resources (searchable by category or disability area)

**Assistive Technology **

**Virtual Mathematics Manipulatives Sites (Free)**

- Didax Virtual Manipulatives
- The Math Learning Center Virtual Manipulatives
- Library of Virtual Manipulatives
- GeoGebra Math Apps

**Quantiles Framework** **Resources**

- Quantile Teacher Assistant database of mathematics lessons by searchable by SOL
- Web Tour of the Quantiles Framework Tools

**Mathematics Tasks and Lessons**

- Illustrative Mathematics Tasks for grades K-12
- YouCubed Mathematics Tasks for grades K-12
- 3-Act Math Tasks created by Graham Fletcher (Grades K-6)
- 3-Act Math Tasks created by Kyle Pearce (primarily for upper elementary-high school)
- Estimation 180 Math Lessons for grades 4-8
- The
*Mathematics Assessment Project*lessons and tasks for middle and high school *Math Solutions*classroom lessons for grades K-8

**Assessments**

- Assessing Mathematical Understanding K-2 Mathematics Formative Assessments
- Universal Screeners for Number Sense Interview-based K-6 math screeners to assess students’ number sense.

**Fact Fluency Resources**

- Fluency Without Fear by Jo Boaler(activities to develop Number Sense and Number Facts)
- Building Automaticity with Base-10 Cards
- Multiplication Subitizing Cards to Build Fluency
- Activities for Teaching Numeracy (Google Slides Presentations)
- Build Math Minds Number Sense and Fluency Activities
- Number Talks Activities
- Multiple Representations of Multiplication Video from The National Center for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM)

**Intensifying Mathematics Instruction**

- At the National Center on Intensive Instruction website, you can find examples of instructional plans that intensify mathematics instruction. Mathematics Intervention Plan Guides can be downloaded by skill area.
- A Teacher’s Toolkit for Designing and Delivering Intensive Interventions provides resources for intensifying instruction.
- The Working with Struggling Students: Self-Assessment Inventory aids teachers in reflecting on their current instructional practices for struggling students.