Teaching Math strategies struggling learners

Teaching math to struggling learners can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Help your students develop their mathematical thinking skills through meaningful mathematics activities, teaching resources and materials designed to build number sense, computational fluency, and problem solving math strategies. Learn ways to differentiate and assess to ensure all students are on-track to master essential mathematics standards. You'll find math teaching resources and materials to help you develop research-based strategies for building skills and confidence with struggling and reluctant learners. 

Getting Started: math teaching resources and materials

Do you have students who need a quick win? Check out these ready-to-implement ideas for teaching math to struggling learners. These strategies and resources are designed to be used immediately for building mathematical skills. 

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Finding high-quality, engaging resources for mathematics can be a challenge. Select your grade level to see math teaching resources and materials designed with struggling learners in mind. 

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Sign up to get a free resource for your classroom and new strategies and ideas. Both options below offer a multi-grade sampler that you can print what you need for your learners. 

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This is ideal for students who struggle with multi-step word problems. The simple format consists of a single problem per day to prevent overwhelm and help students master the problem solving strategies you've introduced. Enter your information to get a free trial week.

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    A high-quality spiral review can make a huge difference in student mastery and retention. This format focuses on five daily problems that follow the same skill set all week to help students build confidence and competence. Download a beginning of year sample set to try it out now. 

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      When you're teaching math, it can be frustrating to have to wade through a ton of articles about topics you aren't currently teaching. This section is designed to help you find exactly what you need to support your struggling learners in your current unit. Whether you're teaching place value, geometry, multiplication, or decimals, you'll find helpful mathematical strategies that can clarify important mathematics concepts in your classroom. 

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