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Math Tools and Strategies (Tier 1)

The following list of math tools and strategies are important initial steps to consider when determining what types of Assistive Technology have been or need to be trialed and implemented to support your struggling student. These may be readily available in the classroom or on the web. Remember to consider the Universal Design for Learning Guidelines as you implement changes to support students.

  • Manipulatives
  • Online math lessons (Free Training Tutorial)
  • Online videos of math lessons (Khan AcademyIXL Math)
  • Graph paper 
  • Lined paper turned sideways for lining up columns
  • Raised lined paper
  • Raised number rulers
  • Counting mat/boxes
  • Standard calculator
  • Graph paper
  • Multiplication chart