## Evidence-Based Solve It! Instructional Approach Addresses Difficulties Students Have When Solving Math Word Problems

While students’ scores on classroom tests and high-stake assessments showed improvement in recent years, many students continue to have difficulty when solving math word problems. Students with disabilities have even lower scores than their peers, a gap that increases...

## Is Solve It! a Curriculum or Instructional Approach?

People frequently ask, “Is Solve It! a curriculum or instructional approach?” In the traditional textbook sense, Solve It! is not a curriculum, although it could be argued that it is a curriculum for learning how to solve math word problems. Solve It! packages include...

## Mathematical Problem-Solving Assessment (Short Form): Measuring Knowledge of Math Word Problem-Solving Strategies

Many students perform poorly in math and do not seem to have a strategic approach to problem solving despite average intellectual ability and good reading and mathematical computation skills. In addition to using criterion-referenced assessments to determine a...

## Solve It! Incorporates Effective Instructional Strategies for Teaching Math Word Problems [Part 2 of 2]

Solve It! is a structured approach that incorporates effective instructional strategies for teaching math word problems, including the following top 10: Cueing/Prompting Generalization Immediate and Corrective Feedback Modeling Verbal Rehearsal Maintenance...

## Solve It! Incorporates Effective Instructional Strategies for Teaching Math Word Problems [Part 1 of 2]

Solve It! is a structured approach that incorporates effective instructional strategies for teaching math word problems, including the following top 10: Cueing/Prompting Generalization Immediate and Corrective Feedback Modeling Verbal Rehearsal Maintenance...

## Group Story Writing Helps Students Who Struggle with Writing

Derrick doesn’t like to read or write. Sylvie has a difficult time expressing herself. Allyson can’t seem to sit still. These are just some issues that can make writing challenging for students. Group story writing helps students who struggle with writing. It is one...

## Test-Taking Tips Help Struggling Students Demonstrate What They Know on Classroom Tests

Test-preparation programs are big business. Usually these programs are associated with high-stakes assessments that are used for college admissions and scholarships. They tend to focus on supporting participants in passing a specific assessment (e.g., GRE, SAT, LSAT),...

## Identify and Define Social Skills: The First Step to Teaching Social Skills

Education takes place within a social environment. To be successful in school, students must demonstrate both academic and social competence. Students are expected to behave and act appropriately, make good decisions, and communicate accurately. All students can—and...

## Including Students with Differing Abilities in Afterschool Programs

All students, including those with differing abilities, should have the opportunity to participate in and progress in afterschool programs. Afterschool programs—in schools, community centers, religious settings, neighborhoods—address critical concerns, such as: Poor...

## Use Visualization Strategies to Help Students Solve Math Word Problems

Visualization facilitates comprehension, memory and recall, and problem solving. It is a critical component of problem representation, yet many students do not use this important process in learning. Using Visualization to Solve Math Word Problems The...