“The essence of math is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.” — Stan Gudder
At Numeracy Consultants, we are committed to revolutionizing mathematics education with our back-to-basics approach. Our mission is to equip teachers with comprehensive math intervention materials along with a meticulously designed instructional approach that incorporates research-based methods and best practices, bolstering RTI or MTSS interventions.
Our carefully crafted math intervention approach along with our assessment systems prioritize fundamental numeracy skills, multiplicative thinking, and fractional concepts. Recognizing the pivotal role of assessment in student success, we empower teachers by demonstrating how to leverage our math assessments effectively. By utilizing these assessments, teachers can guide students in developing essential skills, thereby establishing a rock-solid foundation for more advanced mathematical concepts.
We offer four meticulously crafted programs: the Primary Numeracy Intervention Program (Kdg-3rd), the Multiplicative Thinking Program (3rd - 5th), the Word Problem Intervention Program (K-5), and the Fractional Reasoning Program (3rd - 6th). Each program is thoughtfully designed to address specific grade levels and mathematical concepts, ensuring a targeted and effective intervention. All three programs offer a free online training webinar / training, free assessments, workbooks, frameworks, lesson plan template, printables, and over 150 free resources to support the programs.
We understand that teachers require robust support for a successful intervention program, regardless of whether they implement a Response to Intervention (RTI) model or follow a Multi-Tier Systems of Support (MTSS) framework. That's why our free math intervention programs are carefully designed to cater to the needs of tier 1, tier 2, and tier 3 interventions. We provide the resources and materials necessary for each tier, empowering teachers to deliver targeted instruction and support at every level.
A critical component of our instructional approach is task analysis, a meticulous process that deconstructs each concept into smaller, easily teachable skills. By breaking down complex ideas into manageable components, we facilitate the construction of a robust numeracy foundation. This systematic approach ensures that students not only grasp individual skills but also comprehend their interconnectedness, fostering a deep understanding of mathematics.
Numeracy Consultants offers a meticulously crafted instructional approach aimed at enhancing numeracy skills across diverse age groups and skill levels. This multifaceted strategy is grounded in explicit, direct, sequential, systematic, and scaffolded instructional techniques designed to foster effective math teaching.
The initial component commences with a comprehensive data collection process, facilitated through the administration of the Primary Numeracy Assessment. This assessment serves as the foundational step, allowing educators to acquire invaluable insights into the mathematical proficiency of individual students. This data-driven methodology sets the stage for personalized instruction. (Click for Research)
The second facet of our approach revolves around the selection of leveled materials, carefully aligned with the assessment data. During this phase, we implement the Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) instructional model—a well-established pedagogical framework that places emphasis on conceptual comprehension and skill mastery. By merging these research-supported strategies with explicit instruction and our materials, we cultivate a dynamic and tailored learning experience that nurtures mathematical competence and instills confidence in students.