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Math for All Participant Book (3–5)

Math for All Participant Book (3–5)

August 2011 | 240 pages | Corwin

A mathematics professional development program for inclusive classrooms


Developed by the Education Development Center and Bank Street College of Education, this professional development program will show general and special education teachers how to collaborate to provide a high-quality, standards-based mathematics education to all students, including those with disabilities. The Math for All learning experiences detailed in the corresponding facilitator’s kit will help teachers:

  • Assess students’ strengths and needs
  • Use multiple instructional strategies to teach specific math concepts
  • Tailor lessons based on individual students' strengths and needs to help them achieve high-quality learning outcomes in mathematics


This program will emphasize how the neurodevelopmental demands of a math lesson interact with individual students' strengths and needs. The authors will provide step-by-step guidance for adapting materials, activities, and instructional strategies to make lessons accessible to all students. This participant book includes the handouts and reproducibles for the program. The forthcoming kit will include a facilitator’s guide and a corresponding DVD.

The following video explains the five day-long workshops, including format, facilitation, and topics.

Find out more about the program's specific learning goals, such as the key competencies teachers much have to be effective in mathematics.

Learn what Math For All is about, and how it tries to help teachers prepare to teach students with different needs.

About the Authors
Workshop 1: Planning Math Lessons That Reach All Learners
Workshop 2: Supporting Language Functions
Workshop 3: Supporting Memory Functions
Workshop 4: Supporting Psychosocial Functions
Workshop 5: Supporting Higher Order Thinking Functions
Appendix A: Learning Goals
Appendix B: Accessible Lesson Planning Chart
Apendix C: Lesson Analysis Questions

"With so much emphasis on the need to provide equitable instruction for all students, the design of the materials contained within these workshops will allow teachers to develop lessons that include all students in learning."

Edward C. Nolan, Executive Director
Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics

"This detailed and informative resource provides a neurodevelopmental guideline for planning math lessons appropriate for learners with a variety of learning needs."

Renee Peoples , Math Instructional Facilitator
Swain County Elementary Schools, Bryson City, NC

"Math For All is a brilliant, timely and much-needed publication that will go a long way in developing the capacity of teachers to meet the mathematical needs of all students. This book emphasizes collaborative lesson planning - a powerful practice for improving teachers’ capacity to design rigorous lessons that positively impact student learning."

Lucy West, Author and Consultant
Metamorphosis Teaching Learning Communities, New York, NY

"Math For All will directly impact the way teachers observe, reflect, and support students who struggle with some aspect of math learning. It is a multi-layered book that will appeal to facilitators of professional development and teachers, because it is grounded in everyday practice."

Claire Wurtzel, Director of Professional Development
The Churchill School & Center, New York , NY

"Math For All is a necessary comprehensive tool for all teachers grappling with the challenges of delivering quality mathematics instruction in an engaging and meaningful way."

Lena Kim, Instructional Specialist
Children First Network 207, Flushing, NY

Sample Materials & Chapters


Workshop 1

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