FastBridge offers math interventions in the following skill areas:
- Number Sense
- Whole Number Operations
- Rational Numbers
- Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
The downloadable materials are located in the Training & Resources section of the FastBridge system. These interventions were developed by a team led by Dr. Ted Christ at the University of Minnesota to help educators answer the question typically asked after screening, “What do we do next?” The interventions are research-referenced and built from the available evidence for the most effective math instruction practices. They are aligned with FastBridge assessments and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (2010). The interventions are designed to be used as instructional supports for grade-wide (Tier 1), whole-class (Tier 1), and small-group (Tier 2), and these interventions are included in the Screening to Intervention Report for math (s2i-M) within the math Instruction Plans.
Locating FastBridge Math Interventions
To access the interventions:
- Select the Training & Resources tab.
- Scroll down to the Intervention section for Math.
- Select the desired math intervention area.
- Once opened, the vertical menu shows a list of interventions currently available for this area; these interventions are written in blue text. Select one of these interventions to see the lesson components.
All FastBridge math interventions are teacher-delivered instruction. This means that the teacher needs to access the intervention materials from the FastBridge system and deliver the intervention to students in a synchronous setting.
Each intervention includes eight components:
- Introduction: A description of the intervention and learning objectives
- Standardized Administration: Video showing the intervention procedures
- Whole Group Instruction: Materials and lesson plan for whole-class sessions
- Small Group Instruction: Materials and lesson plan for small-group sessions
- Formative Assessment: Explains how to set student-specific goals
- Practice: Observation checklist for intervention procedures
- Certification: In development
- Resources: References for research about the intervention procedures
Here is an example of the introduction for a Whole Number Operations intervention titled Conceptual Understanding: Addition with Representational Drawings.
The following table lists all FastBridge math interventions by skill area.
|Number Sense||Rote Counting: Let's Count!Rote Counting: Number Line Board GameRote Counting: 1 Minute TimingsRational Counting: Count with MeRational Counting: Number Path Board GameSkip Counting: Let's Skip Count!Reading Number Symbols: 3-step labeling proceduresReading Number Symbols: Incremental RehearsalReading Number Symbols: Constant Time DelayReading Number Symbols: Number BingoSymbol Quantity Match: Show How Many Abstract to ConcreteSymbol Quantity Match: Show How Many Abstract to RepresentationalSymbol Quantity Match: Show How Many Representational to AbstractSymbol Quantity Match: it's a MatchQuantity Comparison: Find the MostQuantity Comparison: Find the LeastQuantity Comparison: Feed the MonsterQuantity Comparison: Feed the BabyPlace Value: Representing Tens and Ones with ObjectsPlace Value: Representing Tens and Ones with DrawingsPlace Value: Representing Tens and Ones with RodsPart-Part-Whole: Make 5Part-Part-Whole: Make 10|
|Whole Number Operations||Conceptual Understanding: Addition with Representational DrawingsConceptual Understanding: Missing Addend StrategyBasic Facts Addition: Cover-Copy-CompareBasic Facts Addition: Incremental RehearsalBasic Facts Addition: Constant Time DelayBasic Facts Addition: 1-Minute TimingsBasic Facts Addition: The Rate GameBasic Facts Addition: Beat The ClockConceptual Understanding: Subtraction with Representation DrawingsConceptual Understanding: Missing Subtrahend StrategyBasic Facts Subtraction: Cover-Copy-CompareBasic Facts Subtraction: Incremental RehearsalBasic Facts Subtraction: Constant Time DelayBasic Facts Subtraction: 1-Minute TimingsBasic Facts Subtraction: The Rate GameBasic Facts Subtraction: Beat the clockProblem Solving Schema-Based instruction: Change ProblemsProblem Solving Schema-Based instruction: Group ProblemsProblem Solving Schema-Based instruction: Compare ProblemsProblem Solving Schema-Based instruction: Discriminating Among Problem TypesBasic Facts: Incremental RehearsalBasic Facts Multiplication: Cover-Copy-CompareBasic Facts Multiplication: Incremental RehearsalBasic Facts Multiplication: Constant Time DelayBasic Facts Multiplication: 1-Minute TimingsBasic Facts Multiplication: The Rate GameBasic Facts Multiplication: Beat the ClockBasic Facts Division: Cover-Copy-CompareBasic Facts Division: Incremental RehearsalBasic Facts Division: Constant Time DelayBasic Facts Division: 1-Minute TimingsBasic Facts Division: The Rate GameBasic Facts Division: Beat the ClockMulti-Digit Operations: Cover-Copy-Compare|
|Algebra||Variables and Equality Cover-Copy-Compare Variables and Equality One Minute Timings|
|Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability||Mean Cover-Copy-CompareMedian Cover-Copy-Compare Mode Cover-Copy-CompareRange Cover-Copy-Compare|
|Measurement||Basic Money Constant Time DelayBasic Money Incremental Rehearsal Basic Time It’s a Match|
|Rational Numbers||Quantity Comparison Find the Least Basic FractionsQuantity Comparison Find the Most Basic Fractions Its a Match Basic FractionQuantity Comparison Fractions|
|Geometry||Shape Identification Shape BingoShape Identification Constant Time Delay Shape Identification Incremental Rehearsal|
Additional information about math interventions available from FastBridge can be found in the article Understanding and Using Math Interventions.