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#### Using Evidence-Based Math Strategies to Specially Design Instruction

When teaching students who have difficulties in mathematics, it is important to incorporate instructional practices that have been shown, through evidence, to improve outcomes. Three evidence-based strategies for mathematics instruction are visual representations, metacognitive strategies, and schema instruction. Visual Representations In order to develop every student’s mathematical proficiency, leaders and teachers must systematically integrate the… Read More Using Evidence-Based Math Strategies to Specially Design Instruction

#### VDOE Fall 2020 Math Webinar Series

The VDOE will be hosting a series of Fall math webinars focused on addressing unfinished learning and implementing rich mathematical tasks. Descriptions for each session are below, and registration links can be accessed by clicking the date of the workshop. Zoom meeting information will be emailed after registering. Webinar Registration Link Webinar Session Description Wednesday,… Read More VDOE Fall 2020 Math Webinar Series

#### Do You Need More Resources for Teaching Math? Check Out the New Books Available in Our Library

Great news! The T-TAC ODU library has been updated with many new math resources for teachers. Descriptions of the most recent math library additions are below. Don’t have a T-TAC ODU library account? You can set up a free account by completing the Library Account Request Form. And, always stay up to date with the… Read More Do You Need More Resources for Teaching Math? Check Out the New Books Available in Our Library

#### New! 2020 Math Resources from the VDOE

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… Read More New! 2020 Math Resources from the VDOE

#### Using Math Aids in Virtual Learning Environments

Math Aids (VDOE Accommodation Code 19) are a response accommodation for instruction and assessments available to students with disabilities based on individual needs and must be related to the student’s disability (VDOE, 2019). While Math Aids are generally concrete materials, the transition to virtual learning environments requires some flexibility in their use. Fortunately, free virtual… Read More Using Math Aids in Virtual Learning Environments

## 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.