Eight units of instruction with five lessons each, provide over 500 story problems that are theme-based (e.g., math in the grocery store). Problems were written by teachers to represent a variety of students’ interests, preferences, and community contexts. The eight units teach students to solve addition (sums to 10) and subtraction story problems (differences to 9) use three problem-solving strategies: Group, Change, and Compare.
The teacher-friendly lessons are scripted to suggest feedback responses for prompting, error correction, and praise, and each math story problem is presented using various media, including a workbook, software/iPad app, and video simulations to ensure student success.
Students with mild disabilities will advance through the curriculum quickly and be ready for higher-level math concepts; students with moderate-to-severe disabilities may require multiple years of instruction. The curriculum begins with a review of early numeracy foundational skills, then advances to solving math story problems. It is designed to be taught in small groups for ease of instruction; lessons address adaptations required for students who are nonreaders and/or nonverbal. All materials students will need are included: Counting Cubes, graphic organizers, markers and pens and handy zipper pouches for keeping materials organized.
The Software provides additional practice for students and gathers data as students work; it also provides an opportunity for assessment of a unit to determine whether the student is ready to move to the next unit. Detailed data summaries are available for teacher viewing.
In this curriculum, problem-solving is taught in an explicit manner using principles of direct instruction, task analytic instruction, and self-monitoring strategies.
The Math Skills Builder web-based version is a one or three-year subscription for up to 20 students. Teachers can manage student access to apps, view results, and monitor student usage. Students can log directly into to the app or from a student desktop launch page.
Math Skills Builder is available for download on the App Store. You can also purchase directly from us and here's how it works: The App Store has both a free Lite version and full-featured version of Math Skills Builder. The free Lite version has an in-app purchase option to upgrade to the full version. If you purchase the app through Attainment, we will provide an Access Code so you can convert the Lite version to the full-featured version. Attainment Company can not provide refunds for purchases made on the App Store or from in-app purchases.
Math Skills Builder (excluding web-based) is a component of the Math Skills Builder Curriculum.
|Age Group||Elementary, Secondary|
|Platform||Windows, Mac, iOS, Web-Based|
|Compatibility||Desktop: Windows 10 and 11; Mac OS 10.13 or higher. iOS v11.0 or higher. Web version runs on Windows, Mac with minimum browser versions: Chrome v75, Safari v12.1, Microsoft Edge v18, Firefox v67, and Chromebooks.|