Math Interventions

Beyond the regular day-to-day teaching at each grade level, FCPS offers intervention programs for students who need help in specific academic areas.  The goal of these programs are to provide short-term, intensive teaching to help students meet grade-level standards as quickly as possible. Frederick County Public Schools utilize multiple assessment to components of universal screening and local assessment for progress monitoring, which drive the decisions about students’ academic success who are identified as being at some level of risk for not meeting grade level expectations.

Contact

Michael Shesman
Math Intervention Teacher Specialist

(301) 644-5320

Maggie Hawk
Intervention Teacher Specialist

(301) 644-5202

Elementary School

Connecting Math Concepts: is a research proven, teacher led math intervention that combines facts, procedures, conceptual understanding, applications, and problem solving skills to provide a comprehensive curriculum for students. Students learn to understand math by making connections among related math topics, procedures, and knowledge.

SRA Number Worlds: is a research-proven, teacher-led math intervention program that was built on rigorous state standards to bring math-challenged PreK-8 students up to grade level with real world applications.  SRA Number Worlds helps struggling learners achieve math success and quickly brings them up to grade level by intensively targeting the most important standards.

Math Navigator: is a research-proven, teacher-led math intervention program that blends conceptual understanding, problem solving,and foundational skills. The program focuses on repairing the misconceptions of critical concepts and building routines, rituals, and data-driven progress monitoring.

Dreambox: is a research-proven, online elementary math program that raises student performance and confidence. DreamBox combines engaging, adaptive lessons with the current reporting educators need to individualize instruction.

Individualized Intervention Plan (IIP - MATH): is a school-developed, customized program that is designed to meet the specific needs of a student who has been identified based on the analysis of multiple measures of student performance. The plan is purposeful and includes goal-directed instruction with ongoing progress monitoring and regular student feedback.  IIPs serve students with a variety of needs, including students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. For students with dyscalculia, constructed programming includes a program that utilizes the C-R-A model (Concrete - Representational - Abstract). The C-R-A model provides a framework that allows students with dyscalculia to develop conceptual understanding with essential mathematical concepts such as counting, number sense, and basic operations.  For more information regarding dyscalculia, dysgraphia and dyslexia, please click here. For more information about IIP - MATH offerings, please contact Kelly Taylor, Coordinator of Assessment and Intervention at kelly.taylor@fcps.org or Michael Shesman, Teacher Specialist for Math Intervention at michael.shesman@fcps.org.

Middle School

Mathematics Workshop - Middle School:  is an intervention course that provides instruction to students who are below grade level in mathematics, and who need supports beyond their grade level math classroom.  Skills and objectives that are identified to be weak areas for the student are addressed. Research validated and evidence based strategies are utilized.  These strategies include: explicit instruction, the use of manipulatives, small group instruction, and frequent formative assessments and feedback.  The primary resource used within the course is the Extensions program from Moving with Math.

Individualized Intervention Plan (IIP - MATH): is a school-developed, customized program that is designed to meet the specific needs of a student who has been identified based on the analysis of multiple measures of student performance. The plan is purposeful and includes goal-directed instruction with ongoing progress monitoring and regular student feedback.  IIPs serve students with a variety of needs, including students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. For students with dyscalculia, constructed programming includes a program that utilizes the C-R-A model (Concrete - Representational - Abstract). The C-R-A model provides a framework that allows students with dyscalculia to develop conceptual understanding with essential mathematical concepts such as counting, number sense, and basic operations.  For more information regarding dyscalculia, dysgraphia and dyslexia, please click here. For more information about IIP - MATH offerings, please contact Kelly Taylor, Coordinator of Assessment and Intervention at kelly.taylor@fcps.org or Michael Shesman, Teacher Specialist for Math Intervention at michael.shesman@fcps.org.

High School

Algebra 1 Acquisition:  is a course that is designed to help students who need academic supports in mathematics to succeed in Algebra I.  The Algebra 1 Acquisition course provides a combination of a challenging curriculum, with cohesive, targeted supports, and interventions. This course formalizes and extends the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades.  Students will focus on content with the domains of Quantities, The Real Number System, Seeing Structure in Expressions, Arithmetic with Polynomials & Rational Expressions, Creating Equations, Reasoning with Equations & Inequalities, Building Functions, Interpreting Functions, Linear/Quadratic & Exponential Functions, and Interpreting Categorical & Quantitative Data.  The primary resource used within the course is the Intensified Algebra 1 program from Agile Minds. (Becomes available in the 18 - 19 school year)

Individualized Intervention Plan (IIP - MATH): is a school-developed, customized program that is designed to meet the specific needs of a student who has been identified based on the analysis of multiple measures of student performance. The plan is purposeful and includes goal-directed instruction with ongoing progress monitoring and regular student feedback.  IIPs serve students with a variety of needs, including students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. For students with dyscalculia, constructed programming includes a program that utilizes the C-R-A model (Concrete - Representational - Abstract). The C-R-A model provides a framework that allows students with dyscalculia to develop conceptual understanding with essential mathematical concepts such as counting, number sense, and basic operations.  For more information regarding dyscalculia, dysgraphia and dyslexia, please click here. For more information about IIP - MATH offerings, please contact Kelly Taylor, Coordinator of Assessment and Intervention at kelly.taylor@fcps.org or Michael Shesman, Teacher Specialist for Math Intervention at michael.shesman@fcps.org.


Click here for more information regarding dyscalculia, dysgraphia, and dyslexia.