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Math Intervention

Intervention provides students with an opportunity to increase math skills at their instructional level. Each class is designed to meet the individual needs of students within a small group setting. This is in addition to small group classroom instruction.

How long are students in Intervention?

We have a four week Boost at the beginning of the year.  This is for first and second graders who were in cycle 3 during the previous year or students who qualified based on end of the year assessment data.  Kindergarteners may qualify for Boost based on data from their Kindergarten Screening. The Boost is designed to give the students a running start to the year.  

There are 3 cycles of intervention.  Students may enter or exit intervention any time during a cycle.

Math intervention groups meet three times a week for 30 minutes each session.  This intervention occurs outside their regular classroom and in addition to classroom instruction.

How would my child qualify?

  • Universal Screener: Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) scores (grades 1 & 2).
  • End of Module Assessments from Eureka Math (classroom data)
  • Fact Fluency data (classroom data)
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Intervention Placement Assessments

What programs are used?

Bridges Intervention System

All students can make sense of mathematics. Some students just need more time, more opportunities or more support than others. This approach emphasizes problem solving, the use of faithful visual models and a focus on developing fluency.

  • Provides targeted instruction and assessment for essential K–5 mathematics skills and concepts.
  • Utilizes a strengths-based approach that builds on each student’s abilities—starting with manipulatives, then moving to two-dimensional representations and mental images.
  • Deals with those clusters identified as major within the following domains
    • Counting & Cardinality (K)
    • Operations & Algebraic Thinking (K–4)
    • Number & Operations in Base Ten (K–5)
Building Fact Fluency 

Building Fact Fluency: A Toolkit for Addition & Subtraction offers teachers and their students an engaging approach to building deep conceptual understanding of number facts through classroom-tested practices grounded in research. 

  • Provides multiple opportunities for students to explore math concepts in different contexts and build connections across ideas.
  • Provides students with opportunities to learn, apply, and practice different strategies over time to build lasting understanding.
Kickstart Number Sense

Kickstart: Number Sense is a classroom-tested math intervention resource that addresses the foundational number sense skills students need to access the grade K–2 math curriculum. The program is grounded in the general research behind number sense and supported by more specific research related to the developmental progression of instruction. Kickstart moves from the concrete to abstract, with multimodal activities to reinforce conceptual understanding and a spiral approach that builds on skills and underlying concepts over time.

  • Targets the prerequisite number sense skills that are essential for math success. Prior mastery of these skills is often assumed in the core math curriculum for grades K–2.
  • Uses a developmental progression of instruction that moves from the concrete to representational to abstract. This progression is the way all students learn math and is repeated each time a new concept is taught.
  • Teaches concepts through multimodal activities and experiences that provide variety and active engagement. Each is designed to involve students physically, mentally, and emotionally while fostering deep understanding of concepts.
  • Takes a spiral approach to instruction that incorporates both interleaving and spacing of content. This revisiting of topics and consideration of time allows concepts to gradually build on themselves as students process their learning, look for patterns, make connections, and experience productive struggle.