Math interventions for situations where the task is too hard for the student
This is a crossage peer tutoring intervention that works by pairing students from different grades and ability levels to work on an academic skill together. The older/higher ability student will be the tutor; and the younger/lower ability student will be the tutee. The students work together to practice a skill. This is beneficial for both the tutors and the tutees.

 Full Intervention Brief: Cross Age Peer Tutoring
 Modeling Videos (YouTube Version): Video 1, Video 2
 Evidence Brief: Brief Cross age peer tutoring
ELM is a wholeclass intervention designed for kindergarten students. ELM supports the mathematics learning of all kindergarten students, and research results indicate improved mathematics performance for students with and without mathematics difficulties.
Common Core Standards: Multiple
Setting: Whole Class
Focus Area: Acquisition, Fluency, Generalization
A graphic organizer is a tool used to facilitate student understanding of new mathematical concepts. Graphic organizers can help students organize their thinking and connect new information to prior knowledge. They provide visual representation for students to take notes on new mathematical concepts they are learning. Graphic organizers can be used in any setting, from whole group to individual, and students can use the practice every day.
Common Core Standards: Multiple
Setting: Whole Class, Small Group or Individual
Focus Area: Acquisition and Generalization
The purpose of this intervention is to improve instruction through the accurate assessment of the student’s current instructional level and selection of appropriately matched curriculum and materials to the student’s current level and ability. A student’s prior knowledge, the difficulty of the learning task, and the pace of instruction differ, and therefore instruction must be tailored to the individual student to generate an instructional match.
The purpose of interleaving worked problems and problems to solve is to provide scaffolding through models or examples for students as they proceed through a set of math problems
Common Core Standards: Varied
Setting: Whole Class, Small Group, Individual
Focus Area: Acquisition, Fluency and Generalization
Full Intervention Brief: Interleaved Solutions and Problem Solving
Math PALS is a wholeclass peertutoring program that can be used with students across grades K6. With PALS, students work stepbystep on gradelevel mathematics skills. The PALS model allows for students to practice mathematics skills with immediate feedback and to engage in discussion about mathematics.
Common Core Standards: Varied
Setting: Whole Class
Focus Area: Acquisition, Fluency and Generalization
Math Wise is a wholeclass intervention for secondgrade students. With Math Wise, students participate in lessons focused on addition and subtraction of single and doubledigit numbers.
Common Core Standards: Varied
Setting: Whole Class
Focus Area: Acquisition, Fluency and Generalization
Number Rockets is a smallgroup tutoring program for firstgrade students experiencing mathematics difficulty. With Number Rockets, students participate in lessons focused on 17 topics (with 16 days of tutoring per topic) to help improve understanding of firstgrade mathematics concepts and skills.
Common Core Standards: Multiple
Setting: Small Group and Individual
Focus Area: Multiple
ROOTS is a smallgroup tutoring program for kindergarten students experiencing mathematics difficulty. With ROOTS, students participate in 50 lessons focused on developing number sense to help improve understanding of kindergarten mathematics numbers and vocabulary. ROOTS is designed as a supplement to core instruction.
Common Core Standards: Multiple
Setting: Small Group
Focus Area: Acquisition, Fluency, Generalization
A schema is a way to organize or pattern information within a structured framework of known and unknown information. Within wordproblem work, the learner identifies the type of problem (i.e., schema), which lends itself to solving the problem using a given organizational pattern. The main focus of SchemaBased Instruction or SchemaBroadening Instruction (SBI) is to teach wordproblem solving using identification of a problem schema, representation using diagrams or equations to represent the schema, and solving the word problem. Scaffolding of student learning is provided throughout.
Common Core Standards: Operations and Algebraic Thinking (K5), Numbers and Operations in Base Ten (K5) and Numbers and Operations – Fractions (35)
Setting: Whole Class, Small Group or Individual
Focus Area: Acquisition, Fluency and Generalization
A schema is a way to organize or pattern information within a structured framework of known and unknown information. Within wordproblem work, the learner identifies the type of problem (i.e., schema), which lends itself to solving the problem using a given organizational pattern. The main focus of SchemaBased Instruction or SchemaBroadening Instruction (SBI) is to teach wordproblem solving using identification of a problem schema, representation using diagrams or equations to represent the schema, and solving the word problem. Scaffolding of student learning is provided throughout.
Common Core Standards: Multiple
Setting: Whole Class, Small Group or Individual
Focus Area: Acquisition and Generalzation
As indicated by Montague (2003), “The purpose of Solve it! Is to teach students to be good problem solvers.” Solve It! is a scripted curriculum designed to teach mathematical problem solving by engaging students in a series of steps that allow them to actively participate in metacognitive processing and demonstrate higherorder problem solving skills.
Common Core Standards: Multiple
Setting: Small Group or Individual
Focus Area: Acquisition and Generalization
Spring Math is a complete MTSS assessment and intervention system for mathematics for students in grades K8 with remedial use in grades 912. Spring Math supports the mathematics learning of all students, and research results indicate improved mathematics performance for students with and without mathematics difficulties.
The purpose of a word problem mnemonic is to provide students with a framework for solving word problems. The mnemonic reminds students to work stepbystep through a word problem. Some word problem mnemonics can be used for problem solving beyond basic word problems.
Common Core Standards: Multiple
Setting: Whole Class, Small Group or Individual
Focus Area: Acquisition, Fluency and Generalization