Math Recovery

A Year of Small Steps - Weeks 28-30

Brand new bundles of joy!

This time of year is full of interruptions: safety drills, spring events, testing, and more testing. It's the perfect time to skillfully use Math Recovery aligned games that are already differentiated! We have added a new folder to our shared Google drive in miPLACE with a plethora of game bundles. Each game board has guidance on the targeted skill or level, for instance: 10+, 5+, doubles, etc. making it super easy to match the gameboard with the students' cutting edge of instruction or appropriate, independent practice level. I love the idea of using the same game with a variety of students and only having to explain the rules once. It also allows me to quickly change the complexity of the game without teaching a new task. Most of the games only require a gameboard & some dice, so you get up to 16 versions per game with very little prep work.


Don't forget to help students consolidate their knowledge by asking metacognitive questions toward the end of a game session. They may need help to explicitly understand how the game is connected to the big ideas of number sense and how they might use their newly sharpened skills outside of school.



Here are the exact folder names:


Click on the Google Drive icon on our miPLACE Math Recovery group page

miPLACE Math Recovery >> Instruction >> Games & Card Sets >> Game Bundles


Please, please, please, access the files through miPLACE

or use "Add to my drive", DO NOT move anything into a Team Drive.

That causes the group to lose access and it's impossible to undo.

2018-19 Registration Links & Tentative Dates for 2019-2020



AVMR Course 1 May 22, 30, June 26, 27 (@ Oakland Schools)

AVMR Course 2 May 23, June 4, 19, 20 (@ Oakland Schools)


Tentative dates for 2019/2020:


  • AVMR 1 - October 16, 24 & November 6, 20
  • AVMR 1 - May 12, 21 & June 22, 23 2020
  • AVMR 2 - March 4, 10 & April 21, 30 2020
  • AMVR 2 - May 20, 28, & June 24, 25 2020

Math Recovery Oakland Schools

Dana is leading a cohort of MRIS, Math Recovery Intervention Specialists, this school year and continuing to expand the list of Math Recovery courses Oakland Schools can offer. To contact Dana, mailto:dana.gosen@oakland.k12.mi.us or call her at 248-209-2328.


Shawna has a link with open time slots for building and classroom visits. Once you sign up for a time slot, you will receive confirmation email and request for a little information about your priorities for the time together: individual students, whole/small group instruction, targeted intervention, data & assessment, or "name your own" focus. You can call her at 248-209-2051.