Gettiing Started - An overview of the program, featuring teachers and students
Teaching to Standards: MATH
Provides students with disabilities access to a standards-based math program
Teaching to Standards: MATH is a systematic math curriculum for middle and high school students with moderate-to-severe developmental disabilities, including autism.
Two years of ongoing research at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte have shown the program to be highly effective in teaching math skills aligned to NCTM standards. Each student has his/her own MathWork book. Daily lessons begin with a real-world story illustrated with picture cues, and are taught with fading support levels. Stories are read to the students so no minimum reading level is required. A graphic organizer presents a problem for every story. Students write or place manipulatives to work out the solution.
Teaching to Standards: MATH is a multi-year program for students in middle school through high school with:
- Severe Cognitive disabilities
- Moderate cognitive disabilities
- Multiple disabilities
- Mild disabilities who are English learners
|WHAT YOU GET:|
Introductory Kit -
Classroom Kit -
Extra MathWork Student Books are available separately in any quantity.
Getting Started DVD
A comprehensive DVD covering the essentials of TSM is provided with each purchase.
PDF Files are included for all reproducible pages. Purchasing the TSM curriculum gives you license to print from PDFs or photocopy the materials.
REPRODUCTION —There's no need to worry about damaged pages or the right to create extra pages. Simply print out any reproducible page as a replacement or as extra copy.
MODIFICATION — Original TSM art is provided in JPEG format for creating teacher-made materials to supplement and adapt the TSM curriculum. Import the art into BoardMaker, Microsoft Word or PowerPoint, and create bulletin board decorations, add them to letters for families, etc.
By Katherine Trela, PhD, Bree Jimenez, MEd, and Diane Browder, PhD. MathWork student book is printed in color, spiralbound, 149 pages; Implementation Guide, spiralbound, color, 238 pages, 2008.
Alignments to State Standards are available for California, Florida, Missouri, Georgia, Texas and South Carolina.
Teaching to Standards: MATH Foundations
Teaching to Standards: MATH is based on exhaustive analyses of published research on teaching basic academic skills to students with significant disabilities. Findings identified geometry, algebra, and problem solving as areas in need of evidence-based instruction in order for students with significant disabilities to gain access to NCTM math standards. The research team developed interventions to teach academics aligned with general education curriculum to students with significant cognitive disabilities, focusing on secondary level content and performance standards.
Browder, D. M., Jimenez, B. A., & Trela, K. (2012). Grade-aligned math instruction for secondary students with moderate intellectual disability. Education and Training in Autism and Development Disabilities, 47, 373-388.
Browder, D. M., Trela, K., Courtade, G. R., Jimenez, B. A., Knight. V., & Flowers, C. (2012). Teaching mathematics and science standards to students with moderate and severe developmental disabilities. The Journal of Special Education, 46, 26-35.