Accessible Math

January 2019

Language and Mathematics

For so many of our students, the struggle to solve a word problem begins with expressive and receptive communication challenges. While students with disabilities may learn differently than a typical student who speaks a language other than English, many of the same supports and differentiation strategies can be used to increase access and comprehension for ALL students.


If you've tried to create visual mathematics vocabulary supports and problem solving scaffolded supports, come to OS this summer for fantastic, teacher ready materials and lots of ideas to make secondary mathematics more accessible.


The Supporting Diverse Learners in Math Project has developed strands of differentiation and language supports for sixth through eighth grades, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. These tools can be used in conjunction with any mathematics program meeting the Michigan Mathematics Standards. This workshop will provide professional learning for educators on using the strands and supports as part of daily instruction. All resources and materials are provided free of charge. A two day professional learning opportunity will take place on June 26 and 27. Click here for more information. Link for registration

Register Now -- All dates for 2018-2019

Registration is now OPEN for all 2018-19 courses.


If none of these dates work for you, there's I can still schedule a visit to your building. We can also schedule a 60-90 minute personalized session with a group of teachers from your building or district on any of these topics:


  • Word problems & solving strategies
  • Math language routines and Number Talks
  • Great Math Routines for Deeper Learning
  • Emergent Instruction
  • Building Thinking Classrooms for Co-Teaching
  • Math Recovery - What now?


SDI Math for Conventional Learners January 17th A few spots are still open...

Math Trajectories for Alternate Assessment - coming back in Fall 2018

SDI Math for Emergent Learners March 26, 2019

Supporting Diverse Learners in Secondary Mathematics June 26 & 27

Building Thinking Classrooms - Co-teaching Mathematics - FULL - please email for custom full day or after school options offered in your local district!

Save me a date?

Here's a link to reserve time for me to come to you! . New dates will continue to be added throughout the year. Once you sign up for a time slot, you will receive confirmation email and request for a little information about your priorities for our time together: individual students, whole/small group instruction, targeted intervention, data & assessment, or "name your own" focus.