### Solve It!

**Teaching Mathematical Problem Solving in Inclusive Classrooms (Grades 7-12). **

Author: Marjorie Montague

ISBN# 1-931311-11-0

**$89.00** / #SIM003

Teachers can help ensure that students (Grades 7-12) in inclusive classrooms succeed when solving mathematical word problems with Dr. Marjorie Montague’s *Solve It!* instructional approach. This research-based instructional approach is designed for use in a standard mathematics curriculum.

*Solve It!* was first validated and refined in three separate intervention studies with students between 12 and 18 years of age with mathematical learning disabilities. More recently, *Solve It!* was validated in two large research studies with a total of 1,059 students, conducted in inclusive general education math classrooms with average-achieving students, low-achieving students, and students with learning disabilities. Researchers found that these students evidenced significantly greater growth in math problem-solving ability than the comparison group students who received only the district curriculum. They also experienced greater growth and improvement on the state math assessment than the comparison group students. [Read a summary of the research base.]

Teachers who use *Solve It!* can help students develop the processes and strategies used by good problem solvers. The instructional guide and accompanying CD provide instructional guidelines, curriculum-based measures, scripted lessons, extension activities, student materials, and an Excel® spreadsheet application for creating student progress charts.

*Solve It!* is designed to help students develop the processes and strategies used by good problem solvers. Instruction in mathematical problem solving is provided in lessons that:

- Teach critical cognitive and meta cognitive processes.
- Improve students’ motivation to solve problems.

The instructional guide contains everything you need to use *Solve It!* Here is the table of contents:

- Overview of
*Solve It!*Instruction *Solve It!*Instructional Components*Solve It!*Class Charts*Solve It!*Cue Cards*Solve It!*Scripted Lessons and Implementation Calendar- Guidelines to Embed
*Solve It!*in the Curriculum *Solve It!*Practice Sessions- Monitoring Progress Using Curriculum-Based Measures
- CBM Administration, Scoring, and Graphing Procedures
- Techniques to Foster Skill Maintenance and Generalization
*Solve It!*Booster Sessions*Solve It!*Problem-Solving Extension Activities- References

The CD contains the following items:

*Solve It!*Scripted Lessons 1–3*Solve It!*Class Chart (RPV-HECC)*Solve It!*Class Chart (Say-Ask-Check)*Solve It!*Student Cue Card Assembly Instructions*Solve It!*Student Cue Cards*Solve It!*Class Star Chart*Solve It!*Curriculum-Based Measures (CBM–1 through CBM–6)*Solve It!*CBM Answer Keys (CBM–1 through CBM–6)*Solve It!*Student Progress Graph (PDF format)*Solve It!*Directions for Using Excel® Spreadsheet*Solve It!*Student Progress Graph (Excel format)

*Solve It!* processes align with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) (Click to see alignment). *Solve It!* also aligns with standards in states that have not adopted CCSS (Alaska, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas , Virginia). Click on the individual state to review alignment.

**Read an excerpt of this publication in PDF.**