Word problems and real-life scenario tasks are increasingly being integrated into math instruction today and are even the center pieces of many math curricula. For these types of math tasks, students must create and use mathematical models to represent and solve the problem situations. However, problem-solving with math applications remains exceedingly challenging for students. READ MORE
CORE’s Director of Mathematics, Dean Ballard, was in Las Vegas Feb. 25 – 28 for this year’s NABE conference. If you missed his session or just missed getting the handouts, we’ve got them here for you!
Twenty Techniques to Increase Access to Solving Math Word Problems
Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures, Revised 2nd Edition provides a collection of tests for the comprehensive assessment of skills related to reading. These assessments can help identify why a student is having reading difficulty, determine what the next step in instruction should be to remediate that difficulty, and monitor progress throughout the course of instruction.
We have provided the assessments included Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures in convenient, interactive PDFs so that you can more easily use them with students and access the assessment results electronically. Download the zip file (44mb) to access the forms.
NOTE: Be sure to read the included Instructions file (“CORE_MM_Forms_Instructions.pdf”) before using the forms.
Universal screening for reading problems is the best way to identify and address reading difficulties. While there are a range of reading problems that can affect students, an estimated 5-17% of school-age children have dyslexia*. Most students with reading difficulties, including those with dyslexia, can be taught how to be strong readers. But before research-based instruction and intervention can take place, educators must identify which students are struggling and why. READ MORE
In this edition of the Academic Quarterly, the Reading Expert discusses how to close gaps for older, struggling readers through diagnostic assessment and specific intervention strategies.
The Marvelous Mathematician shares why vocabulary in math is so important and the challenges students face when learning and using the language of mathematics. You’ll learn some evidence-based techniques to help students master math vocabulary.
Finally, the Leadership Corner, examines why professional learning and coaching is so critical to the success of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support.
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