Math Intervention & Enrichment Programs


Math Intervention Program

This program is designed to increase student math performance for students who are not meeting grade level benchmarks in the math curriculum.  Students will meet with the Math Specialist and receive additional instruction specific to their learning needs. Students in Grades 3 to 8 are identified using various criteria:

  1. Standardized Test Scores (MAP & Iowa) - consistently well below grade level
  2. Classroom Assessments
  3. Classroom Teacher Observations & Recommendations
  4. Evaluation by Math Committee

St. Mary follows the Bridges Intervention program.  Bridges Intervention is an elementary math intervention program using visuals to promote student thinking and accelerate learning.  Intended to complement regular math instruction, Bridges Intervention is ideal for small groups. In these small groups, students work with models that spur thinking and build confidence—starting with manipulatives, moving to two-dimensional representations and then mental images.  

Math Enrichment Program

This program is designed to meet the needs of students who are exceeding grade level benchmarks in the math curriculum.  Students will meet with the Math Specialist and receive additional instruction to vary the breadth & depth of math content. The instruction is extending the grade level regular curriculum into related areas not generally covered by classroom lessons. It is considered “higher level” work, not more of the same.  For participation in this program, students are required to continue to meet all expectations and assignment requirements of the grade level classroom teacher.

Students in Grades 3 to 8 are identified using various criteria:

  1. Standardized Test Scores (MAP & Iowa) - consistently well above grade level
  2. Classroom Assessments
  3. Classroom Teacher Observations & Recommendations
  4. Evaluation by Math Committee

 


For more information:

Contact:  Melissa Becker, Math Specialist
Email: beckerm@stmaryhc.org