Model Demonstration
Title: Algebraic Reasoning for Students with Mathematics Learning Disabilities: Improving Effectiveness Through EvidenceBased Practices, Professional Development, and DataBased Instruction.
Purpose: This Model Demonstration Project is being is being funded by the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education (Grant #H326M170003). The purpose of this project is to provide technical assistance to middle schools to improve algebraic reasoning for students with mathematics disabilities and students with mathematics difficulties. The model will be implemented within a multitiered system of support. As part of this project, classroom teachers, special education teachers, and paraprofessionals working with students struggling with mathematics will receive professional development and jobembedded coaching. Other aspects of the model include screening students, supporting intervention implementation, monitoring student progress, and making databased decisions. Three middle schools will participate in this model demonstration project. A lag implementation design, with the model being implemented in only one middle school per year, will be used. Schools will be supported to facilitate sustained use of the model.
Timeline: The project will be conducted over four years: 20182022.
Key Personnel: Russell Gersten (PI); Madhavi Jayanthi (coPI); Joseph Dimino (coPI); Robin Schumacher (coPI)
Instructional Materials
Table of Contents

What is Algebraic Reasoning

Mathematical Language

Manipulatives and Representations

Think Alouds and Student Explanations

b. Videos

1. Ratio Word Problem Think Aloud (File name: 1_Session 2A_Sally Think Aloud_Robin_NA.mp4)

2. Problem 1Mixed Number Addition Think Aloud (File name: 2_MVI_0040.MP4)

3. Problem 2Mixed Number Addition Procedural Think Aloud Approach (File name: 3_IMG_0008.mov)

4. Problem 2Mixed Number Addition Conceptual Think Aloud Approach (File name: 4_MVI_0041.MP4)

5. Problem 3Mixed Number Addition Conceptual Think Aloud Approach (File name: 2_MVI_0042.MP4)


c. Materials

Revising Standard Mathematical Tasks: Reversibility, Flexibility, Generalization (RFG) Framework

Other Instructional Supports for Mathematics Intervention

b. Materials

CoTeaching

Coaching