Do you have students struggling with number sense? Then keep reading because this comprehensive math intervention curriculum is a great addition to your RTI or small group time!
If you are new to RTI, check out my post on what Response to Intervention (RTI) is and how it benefits classrooms and students.
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Screen First for Students Struggling with Number Sense
An initial screening should help you identify the students that would best fit in an RTI group focusing on number sense (i.e., Brigance, AIMS Web, MAP, etc.). These students typically cannot master the standard during core instruction.
RTI Kindergarten Math Activities for Number Sense
Kindergarten RTI: Number Sense #0-20 can be used in so many different ways! It was initially designed with kindergarten RTI in mind, specifically to meet the needs of students struggling with number sense.
However, this math intervention curriculum may also be used to:
- support your numeracy instruction in elementary grades: pre-k, kindergarten, first grade
- within a small group
- for ESL/ELL students
- or for remediation in second grade
Manipulatives to Use With This Resource
Some of the activity mats in this packet are meant to be used with manipulatives or tools. I recommend having the following items on hand:
- Dry-erase pockets OR page protectors
- Sturdy binder
- Dot markers
- MathLink cubes
- Counting chips
- Dry-erase markers
How to Use This Math Intervention Curriculum
Ideally, your groups should be no more than five students of similar skill. This helps you focus on specific needs and not feel overwhelmed by varying levels.
Each session should last 20-30 minutes and provide intensive instruction in number sense. The activities in this pack will HELP you do this, but I also encourage you to incorporate any other number sense strategies, games, songs, etc., that you find effective, too. The goal, of course, is to get HELP THE KIDDOS LEARN!
Because your students are sitting in close proximity to you during this time, it is easy to provide different activity mats for different students and not feel overwhelmed.
Since the activities are the same for each number, students will become familiar with the routine and recognize what they are to do on each mat as your sessions progress. Eventually, you could even create a math center using the mats!
The mats are versatile and can be used in different ways. For instance, this mat could be used to practice identifying the number word at the top of the page with colored chips as shown, OR it could be a fluency page where students read the number words aloud.
How to Set Up and Store the Mats
Hole punch the mats and slide them into a page protector or dry-erase pocket (as shown in the images) during instruction. You can give students copies of the work mats to work directly on top of for practice, review, or assessment.
Then store them all together in a binder for quick access.
The Different Types of Math Mat Activities
The worksheets included with this resource come with a variety of activities to reinforce number recognition. These activities include:
- Focus number page
- Ten frames
- Dot marker activities
- Highlight-a-number mats
- Numerals & number word tracing
- Number word identification charts
- Assessment pages
Below are some sample images of the mats in action.
Kids and teachers LOVE these Highlight-a-Number mats because what’s more fun than a highlighter, of course?!
This page (which comes as a full-sheet or half-sheet option), is a great wrap up at the end of your instruction to see how your kiddos are doing.
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