RTI2 Math

RTI2 for MathematicsThe IRIS Center, in collaboration with the Tennessee State Department of Education and the TN State Personnel Development Grant, is pleased to announce the posting of its latest STAR Legacy Module, RTI: Mathematics. To view the module, please visit http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/rti_math/chalcycle.htm

In RTI2: Mathematics, you’ll work alongside the staff of Lyle Elementary School. Two years ago, they began by improving their high-quality mathematics instruction, making sure to implement standards-based curricula and evidence-based strategies at each grade level. They were excited to see greater understanding of mathematics concepts and increased student interest and motivation, which resulted in improved student performance on the year-end standardized tests. Even so, a relatively large number of students continued to struggle, and the school again did not achieve adequate yearly progress (AYP). The staff wondered whether Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI), the approach they had implemented in reading, could also be successfully applied to mathematics.

In addition to an overview of the RTI2 approach, RTI: Mathematics covers universal screening, progress monitoring, data-based decision making, and fidelity measures, among many other topics. To learn more, go to http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/rti_math/chalcycle.htm and begin the module.

As always, we encourage you to share all of our materials (http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/) with your colleagues and students. If you have any questions concerning IRIS materials, please contact Kim Skow at 800-831-6134, kimberly.a.skow@vanderbilt.edu, or iris@vanderbilt.edu


Online Resources for Best Practice in Math Education

Common CoreThis is the official site of the math standards and contains the complete document for all grade levels. It can be downloaded as a PDF file.

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Inside MathematicsInside Mathematics is a professional resource for educators passionate about improving students' mathematics learning and performance. This site features classroom examples of innovative teaching methods and insights into student learning, tools for mathematics instruction that teachers can use immediately, and video tours of the ideas and materials on the site.

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Illustrative MathematicsThis website is under development. It currently has a collection of tasks meant to illustrate the range and types of mathematical work intended for students to experience under the Common Core.

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IlluminationsThis site is designed to illuminate the vision for school mathematics described in NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. The examples contained within it span the entire K-12 range. This resource includes:

  1. i-Maths: online, interactive, multimedia math investigations. All i-Maths are built around interactive math applets, and some also include video clips.
  2. Internet-Based Lesson Plans showing how the Internet can be used to help create effective Standards-based mathematics lessons.
  3. Math-lets: math applets you can download and use to explore math and create interactive lessons on your own.
  4. Inquiry on Practice: video vignettes, research reports, and articles designed to encourage thinking and discussion about how to improve the teaching and learning.

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nctmThe Mathematics Common Core Coalition works to provide expertise and advice on issues related to the effective implementation of the Common Core State Standards for School Mathematics (CCSSM).

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National Council of Teachers MathThis is the official international site for math teachers. It has many resources including lessons, webinars, books for teachers, materials for students, and much more.

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nlvmThe National Library of Virtual Manipulatives is a digital library containing Java applets and activities for K-12 mathematics.

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Iris CenterVisit the IRIS Center for Training Enhancements for free online interactive resources that translate research about the education of students with disabilities into practice. Our materials cover a wide variety of evidence-based topics, including behavior, RTI, learning strategies, and progress monitoring.

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rti4successThe National Center on Response to Instruction and Intervention is housed at the American Institutes for Research and works in conjunction with researchers from Vanderbilt University and the University of Kansas. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The Center’s mission is to provide technical assistance to states and districts and build the capacity of states to assist districts in implementing proven models for RTI.

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Math Module 1:

High-Quality Mathematics Instruction: What Teachers Should Know: This module describes the components of high-quality mathematics instruction: a standards-based curriculum and evidence-based strategies. It also highlights several effective practices teachers can use to teach mathematics.

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Math Module 2:

RTI: Mathematics: New! This module describes the RTI2 framework as applied to mathematics. It includes discussions of instruction, assessment, and data-based decision making at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.

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