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Specially Designed Instruction

How to Teach Eureka Math Grade 1 Module 2

Eureka Math Grade 1 is broken into 6 Modules that span the course of the school year.  First Graders develop an understanding of addition, subtraction, and strategies for adding and subtracting within 20.   In first grade, students develop an understanding of whole number relationships and place value, including grouping in tens and ones.  There is …

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How to Teach Eureka Math Grade 1 Module 1

Eureka Math Grade 1 is broken into 6 Modules that span the course of the school year.  First Graders spend time in Grade 1 developing an understanding of addition, subtraction, and strategies for adding and subtracting within 20.   In first grade, students develop work to understand whole number relationships and place value, including grouping in …

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Teaching Eureka Math to Students with Disabilities

Eureka Math Curriculum, also known as Engage NY is “the most widely used” math curriculum in the United States according to publishers at Great Minds.  The curriculum documents can still be found for free at the Engage NY website. This makes it a good option for general and special education teachers who may be looking …

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Common Areas of Difficulty for Students with Math Disabilities

Common Core Math has been in place for some time now.  Even before Common Core, teachers were tasked with instructing students who may have math disabilities and difficulties.  Now that special education teachers are required to Common Core Math during a pandemic, it is more important than ever to have a better understanding of math …

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Planning a Eureka Math Lesson for Students with Disabilities

Eureka Math can be a solid curriculum choice for teaching math to students with math disabilities.  We have already looked at how to plan around the Modules and Topics in Eureka Math.  Now we are going to review how to plan for the implementation of specially designed instruction within Eureka math.   Lesson Overview The first …

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Using Eureka Math Topic Overviews to Help Plan for Students with Disabilities

In our last post, we discussed the steps that you would want to take in unpacking a Eureka Math Module.  Now we want to review a strategy for planning around Eureka Math Topic.  The first step that we will want to take is to review the Table of Contents for the grade level taught.  This …

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Prioritizing Math Content During COVID-19

2020 was definitely a challenging year in education, for both teaching math and teaching special education. Many of us are still teaching in some form of virtual or hybrid model. Most of us have no idea when we will return to full brick and mortar.  Math content is already an area that many special education …

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Teaching Common Core Math During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Let’s all just face it…this year is going to be a lot of trial and error for all of us. We have a lot of learning to make up for from last year, we have to fill in the gaps from typical summer regression, and we already serve students who have learning disabilities and difficulties …

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Teaching Special Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Disclosure: Some of the links contained in this post are affiliate links, which means that I may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.  Please note that all affiliate product and program recommendations are unbiased and based on personal experience.   Overnight we have woken up to a “new normal” due to the impact …

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Accessibility Features for Special Education Students

A greater number of special education teachers are providing services online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, it has become more important than ever for teachers to help students make use of available accessibility features to access math content. By learning about the assistive technology that is available for online learning, special education …

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