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Math Tools and Strategies (Tier 2)

The following lists of math tools and strategies are important to consider when determining what types of assistive technology need to be trialed or implemented to support your struggling student. These may be readily available in the classroom or accessible through the assistive technology specialist.

 Tools

  • Money calculator and Coinulator 
  • Talking watches/clocks
  • Calculator with large keys and/or large display 
  • Talking Calculator
  • Calculator with special features (e.g. fraction translation)
  • On-screen/scanning calculator
  • Tablet app for performing math computation (Panther Math Paper)


 Strategies
  • Interactive activities along with question sets to assess student understanding
  • Math software programs used with an alternative keyboard as an alternative for students unable to use paper/pencil math computation
  • Math app for students unable to use paper and pencil for math computation
  • Enlarge worksheets to allow for additional room to complete math problems
  • Use alternative calculators to assist with calculations