Corwin: Math for All (3–5): Professional Development Resources for Facilitators: Babette Moeller: 9781452235073

Math for All (3–5)

Professional Development Resources for Facilitators

Babette Moeller Education Development Center
Barbara Dubitsky Bank Street College of Education, New York
Marvin Cohen Bank Street College of Education, New York
Karen Marschke-Tobier Bank Street College of Education, New York
Hal Melnick Bank Street College of Education, New York
Linda Metnetsky Bank Street College of Education, New York
Andrea Brothman Radnor Township School District
Randi Cecchine Freelance Documentary Fillmmaker
© 2012   264 pages   8.5" x 11"  

Published in Association with Education Development Center

Published in Association with Bank Street College of Education

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A mathematics professional development program for inclusive classrooms

Developed by Bank Street College of Education and the Education Development Center, this comprehensive professional development resource contains all the materials you need to conduct workshops that will show general and special education teachers how to collaborate to provide a high-quality, standards-based mathematics education to all students, including those with disabilities. The materials will deepen the understanding of both the facilitators and of the participants in these workshops. This resource will enable schools and school districts to increase the expertise of their math and special education leaders and provide their own workshops for teachers rather than hire outside consultants to do so.

The Math for All learning experiences detailed in the enclosed books and DVDs help teachers

  • Assess students' strengths and needs
  • Use multiple instructional strategies to teach specific math concepts
  • Tailor lessons based on individual students' strengths and needs to help them achieve high-quality learning outcomes in mathematics

The authors emphasize how the neurodevelopmental demands of a math lesson interact with individual students' strengths and needs. They also provide step-by-step guidance for adapting materials, activities, and instructional strategies to make lessons accessible to all students.

This comprehensive resource includes two DVDs: one with PowerPoint presentations and embedded classroom videos, and a second DVD with just the video portion that shows examples of how teachers in Grades 3-5 have made math lessons accessible to students—including those with physical, learning, and language challenges. Also enclosed is the Math for All Participant Book, which includes the corresponding handouts and reproducibles for the program.

Suggested use: Order one comprehensive package for the facilitator plus as many individual Math for All Participant's Books as needed for each individual in your group.

Includes: Participant book, Facilitator’s Guide, 2 DVDs

With a $3.5M, four-year grant award from the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences, EDC will conduct a randomized controlled trial with Grade 4 and 5 teachers and students from Chicago Public Schools to test the efficacy of Math for All, a professional development program developed by EDC and Bank Street College of Education and published by Corwin Press. Shown to have promise to positively affect teachers and students, Math for All prepares K–5 teachers to help students with diverse strengths and needs—including those with disabilities—achieve high-quality, standards-based learning outcomes in mathematics. EDC’s partners in the grant include Bank Street, ICF, Indiana University, and Teachers College, Columbia University.

Principal Investigator Babette Moeller (at left) notes, “In the study, we will examine the impact of Math for All on teachers’ knowledge, skill, and classroom practice—as well as on student achievement in mathematics. To date, the U.S. has struggled to ensure the mathematics proficiency of students—especially students with disabilities and from underrepresented groups. Math for All engages special educators and math teachers in collaborative lesson planning, helps them tailor instruction to help each student achieve high quality mathematics outcomes, and guides them in carrying out adapted lessons. With this study, we hope to advance the field’s knowledge of effective strategies to ensure each student reaches his or her full potential in mathematics.”

The following video explains the five day-long workshops, including format, facilitation, and topics.

Find out more about the program's specific learning goals, such as the key competencies teachers much have to be effective in mathematics.

Learn what Math For All is about, and how it tries to help teachers prepare to teach students with different needs.