## Articles

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#### 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

#### Math Resources for “Learning in Place”

Providing virtual mathematics instruction to students can be challenging. However, there are several resources available to support teachers, parents, and students who are teaching and learning in an environment outside of school, or learning in place. A few of them are outlined below. Virginia Department of Education Resources The Virginia Department of Education has organized… Read More Math Resources for “Learning in Place”

#### VDOE’s SEIS Resource Repository

VDOE’s Department of Special Education and Student Services, Office of Instructional Services (SEIS) created a new document, the SEIS Resource Repository, for educators and instructional leaders in the field. These resources are focused on serving students with disabilities, across a variety of topics and content areas and are reflective of the current challenges of serving… Read More VDOE’s SEIS Resource Repository

#### Unpacking Standards to Get to the Heart of Instruction

Spotlight on High-Leverage Practice 12: Systemically Design Instruction Toward a Specific Learning Goal Systemically designing instruction, at its heart, focuses on choosing what to teach, when to teach it, and how to teach (Council for Exceptional Children, 2019). Three critical elements of systemically designing instruction are: Setting clear instructional goals Logical sequencing of knowledge and… Read More Unpacking Standards to Get to the Heart of Instruction

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

## 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.