## Articles

### Recent Articles

#### 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

#### Self-Paced Summer Math Professional Development Opportunities

Are you seeking mathematics professional development that you can do from home at your own pace? Well, here are a few opportunities that you might want to check out! Intensive Intervention in Mathematics The National Center on Intensive Intervention has created course content focused on developing educators’ skills in providing intensive mathematics instruction. The 8… Read More Self-Paced Summer Math Professional Development Opportunities

#### From Research to Practice: Check Out These User-Friendly Math Resources

Are you seeking evidence-based practices in mathematics, but cannot find the time to scour through mountains of research? Well, these practical guides have condensed evidence-based math best practices into ready-to-use guides. Just click the image to download the resource. Problem Solved! Building Understanding of Word Problems Using UPS Check This TACtic describes UPS-Check problem-solving process… Read More From Research to Practice: Check Out These User-Friendly Math Resources

#### Doing What Works With Exceptional Learners In All Learning Settings

Whether you are teaching face-to-face, virtually, or in a hybrid situation, there are many promising practices and strategies that can be effective with exceptional learners. In fact, many existing evidence-based, high-leverage practices can be implemented within distance learning programs. Murawski and Gaines (2021) suggest the following to make learning work for everyone: EMBRACE Universal Design… Read More Doing What Works With Exceptional Learners In All Learning Settings

## 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
- VDOE Algeblocks Training
- 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 Guidelines for Educating Students with Specific Learning Disabilities in Math

**T-TAC Online Resources **

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

**Assistive Technology **

**Virtual Mathematics Manipulatives Sites (Free)**

- Didax Virtual Manipulatives
- Glencoe Virtual Manipulatives
- The Math Learning Center Virtual Manipulatives
- Harcourt iTools 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
- Math Reasoning Inventory online 3-5 formative assessment tool

**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.