I am so excited to share this next little guy with you.  Apparently, I need to get more excitement in
my life, because some of you may be disappointed! LOL!
This next project of mine came about at the request of a
former college and friend (Holla atcha’ Angie!).  I think she, like I did (and the rest of
nation, in my humble little opinion), was struggling with coming up with simple
and effective RTI interventions. Then, she had to create all the probes and
figure out a way to track progress.
That last year I taught I had about eleven kids on RTI at
one point or another.  It was like WHOA
Nelly! Tons of paper work and really was a logistical nightmare.
So, after conferencing with my friend and shuddering at my
past memories, I decided to come up with something to make RTI more
streamlined. This is the product I *wish* I had when I was in the classroom.
I developed This Number Sense RTI Pack. It contains four
skills with a few different interventions for each skill. Each skill has at
least two interventions. I focused on these four skills, which I felt would improve number sense and automaticity of basic math facts.
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Making Ten
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Number Bonds
I also wrote 6 probes for each skill that are set up
identically with different problems.  At
the end of each section is a data tracking sheet with a graph to show progress
(or lack of).
Want a little peek inside?
Here is an example of some of the interventions.
This is a quick shot of 2 of the 6 probes for Ten Frame
There is a pretty good bit of stuff included (but no answer
keys- I figured the concepts were simple enough that it was an unnecessary
After writing the pack, I wanted to make sure it wasn’t all “pie-in–the-sky-fluff”
that couldn’t be implemented unless you had a small team.  I don’t know about you, but the years I didn’t
co-teach I was allll alone with just little ol’ me in the classroom. And really
even when I DID co-teach, as a general rule, RTI fell under my roles and responsibilities
(at least with the general education kids). My co-teacher had her hands full
with her own towers of paperwork!
So, I decided to put the pack together, exactly how I would
use it in the classroom.  Then, I (gulp)
made my first video.  It is rough,
people. Go in with VERRRRYYYYY low expectations and I might impress you.  Just might.
No promises.

The video is a tour of organize the pack in a binder and
then a quick glance at how to use the binder in the classroom.
So, hopefully, with this pack you can just grab the binder
to go!

If you want to check this pack out, it is available in my
store, here.
Want to try to win a pack?
I am giving away a pack at 9 pm tonight!
You can enter here on my Facebook page!

Want to see how I have organized RTI materials in the past?  Check it out  here
Click here for this great pack of FREE math centers, plus get tips and updates from me!

Mandy Gregory is a 2007 and 2012 Teacher of the Year. She has taught 4th, 3rd, and 2nd grade in both the general education and inclusion setting. She is the owner and creator of the Teaching Tips website (www.mandygregory.com) and has over 10 years of experience. She is married with two beautiful children.

## One reply on “Number Sense and RTI”

1. Oh how I dream of being so organized! I love your video too! Please continue to do more. I am definitely sharing this post with my coworkers! Great job. 🙂