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Add+Vantage Math

Add+Vantage Math

Informed Assessment for Differentiation in the Classroom

The mathematics educational experience is not working for many students. Add+Vantage Math Recovery responds to the need to meet high levels of accountability for all students to learn important mathematics. The theory and strategies from Math Recovery Early intervention are equally relevant and useful for classroom teachers.  Add+VantageMR empowers teachers to improve mathematics instruction by putting into practice new research in the areas of assessing, teaching and learning numbers.

Add+Vantage Math (AVM) Professional Development Courses

AVM courses provide classroom teachers with a developmental framework, diagnostic assessments, and tools for designing/differentiating instruction.

Professional Development for teachers:

  • Undertaking a study of how children think about number and construct new number knowledge and arithmetical strategies.

Specific Tools:

  • Research-based model for student learning
  • Diagnostic Assessments (five assessments)
  • Lesson design, exemplary tasks and differentiation
  • Teaching Number in the Classroom with 4-8 Year-Olds, Wright, et. al.

Professional Development Courses

Course 1 (four days)
Theory, Assessment and Teaching

  • Number words and numerals
  • Structuring Numbers
  • Addition & Subtraction

Course 2 (four days, Course 1 is a prerequisite)
Extending the Framework: Theory, Assessment & Teaching for Advanced Topics

  • Place Value
  • Multiplication and Division

Support for Schools with teams of Add+Vantage Math trained teachers

  • PD for ICs to develop their ability to support a shift in math instructional practices at their sites
  • Follow-up sessions for teachers who want to continue to develop their understanding of how elementary-aged children learn to think mathematically

Support for Schools with a Math Intervention teacher

  • PD for interventionists to support/develop appropriate math intervention instruction and pedagogy for K-5 students


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