Teaching to Standards: Math

A research- and standards-based curriculum for secondary students to learn geometry, algebra, data analysis, and measurement concepts

Product Features:
  • Two years of research at UNCC have confirmed effectiveness
  • Aligned with state standards and NCTM standards
  • Fosters independence by systematically fading prompts as students move through the lessons
  • Story problems connect math concepts with students’ real-life
  • Provides teaching framework for future lessons and standards not in package to extend curriculum for multiple years
  • Includes five instructional lesson options per unit with varied levels of teacher support
  • Supports a variety of teaching and response preferences

Product Name Item No. Price Qty
Teaching Standards: Math Curriculum TE-M10W $199.00
Teaching to Standards: Math Curriculum Plus TE-M40W $499.00
TS: Math Student Workbook - 10 Pack TE-MC01W $69.00
  • grade_6-12
  • Data Capture
    Data Capture

    This product includes ongoing assessments and progress monitoring tools to capture data and document student achievement.

  • Research Based
    Research Based

    This product uses highly effective instructional strategies supported by research to promote student learning and progress.

  • Standards Alignment
    Standards Alignment

    This product aligns to both state and Common Core standards.



Two years of classroom 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 to middle and high school students with significant intellectual disability.

All students can have their own consumable MathWork book with 68 unique lessons that begin with a real-world story. These stories are illustrated with picture cues and read to students, so no minimum reading level is required. Each story presents a problem and a graphic organizer for students to work out the solution by writing or placing manipulatives. Lessons are taught with fading levels of support. Covers Geometry, Algebra, Data Analysis, and Measurement.

The Curriculum includes a MathWork Student Book, MathWork consumable Student Workbook, Implementation Guide, 11 problem solving posters, counting manipulatives, staff training DVD, reproducible image library on disc, and PDFs of student materials and adaptations. The Curriculum Plus includes the Curriculum plus a total of 10 consumable Student Workbooks, 10 of each Extension Activity Book, the GoWorksheet Maker iPad App, a set of corresponding GoWorksheet activities, and samples of communication overlays.


Additional Features:

● Appropriate for ages 12–21
● Effective with students with moderate-to-severe intellectual disability or autism
● Accommodates multiple methods of responding
● Age-appropriate student books
● Incorporates hands-on learning


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.



Supporting Research Articles:

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.


Related Research Articles:

  • Teaching to Standards: Math References
  • Teaching to Standards in Math: A Literacy-Based Approach for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities
  • Additional Info

    Additional Info

    Subject Math
    Age Group Secondary
    Author Katherine Trela, PhD; Bree Jimenez, Med; Diane Browder, PhD
    ISBN 1-57861-638-7,1-57861-639-5
    Format Print
    Copyright 2008

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