This resource 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. Additionally, this math intervention curriculum could be used to support your numeracy instruction in pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, within a small group, for ESL/ELL students, or for remediation in second grade.
An initial screening should help you identify the students that would best fit in an RTI group that focuses on number sense (i.e. Brigance, AIMS Web, MAP, etc.). They are typically students who are not able to master the standard during core instruction.
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 can be used flexibly. 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.
The mats can easily be hole-punched and stored in a binder and then slid into a page protector or dry-erase pocket (as shown in the images) during instruction…
…or you can give students copies of the work mats to work directly on top of as practice, review, or assessment.
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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