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 Common Core, 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 Introductory Kit TE-M10W $199.00
Teaching to Standards: Math Classroom Kit TE-M20W $329.00
Teaching to Standards: Math MathWork Student Book TE-M01W $29.00
  • 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 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:

  • Autism
  • Severe intellectual disabilities
  • Moderate intellectual disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Mild disabilities who are English learners



Introductory Kit -

  • MathWork student book
  • 11 Problem Solving Posters
  • Counting manipulatives
  • Implementation Guide
  • Reproducible image library on CD
  • PDF files of student materials
  • Getting Started staff training DVD

Classroom Kit -

  • 8 MathWork Student Books
  • 2 sets of posters
  • All other materials listed in the Introductory Kit

Extra MathWork Student Books are available separately in any quantity.

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Getting Started DVD

A comprehensive DVD covering the essentials of TSM is provided with each purchase.

Reproducible Resources

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.

Teaching to Standards: MATH is also part of our Core Curriculum Solution: Secondary.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Age Group Secondary
Subject Math
ISBN 1-57861-638-7,1-57861-639-5
Author Katherine Trela, PhD; Bree Jimenez, Med; Diane Browder, PhD
Number of Pages N/A
Format Print

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