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Supplemental Aids: Math Charts

Supports computation of facts and other calculations of rational numbers for students with dyscalculia, those who need repeated rehearsal to acquire new skills, and those who have difficulty with math calculation, memory retrieval, focus and/or organization.

 

Allowable on at least one state assessment Allowable on state assessment: This accommodation is allowable on at least one state assessment. See which tests allow this accommodation

Assistive Technology

Examples Include:

  • Hundreds charts are 10-by-10 grids featuring numbers 1 through 100 to help students form a mental model of our base-10 number system. 


  • Place Value Charts depict numbers in the correct places in terms of their value.

  • STAAR Stuff!

    Check out this helpful video about six supplemental aids allowed for use on the 3rd - 8th grade math STAAR, and on the Algebra I and Algrebra II STAAR.

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How to Implement:

  • 1.

    Select the appropriate math charts according to the student’s need.

    Select the appropriate math charts according to the student’s need.

  • 2.

    Introduce the math charts to the student, allowing time for exploration and play.

    Introduce the math charts to the student, allowing time for exploration and play.

  • 3.

    Set clear rules and expectations for when the student can use a math chart.

    Set clear rules and expectations for when the student can use a math chart.

  • 4.

    Demonstrate using the math chart by thinking aloud with the student.

    Demonstrate using the math chart by thinking aloud with the student.

  • 5.

    Provide explicit instructions for using the math chart with different operations and calculations.

    Provide explicit instructions for using the math chart with different operations and calculations.

  • 6.

    Lead guided practice with the use of the math chart, providing immediate supportive and corrective feedback.

    Lead guided practice with the use of the math chart, providing immediate supportive and corrective feedback.

  • 7.

    Assign and monitor independent student work using the math chart.

    Assign and monitor independent student work using the math chart.

  • 8.

    Monitor and record the student’s progress and the effectiveness of the math chart.

    Monitor and record the student’s progress and the effectiveness of the math chart.

  • 9.

    Share progress and effectiveness with the student, the educational team, and the family.

    Share progress and effectiveness with the student, the educational team, and the family.

Downloadable Resources

Review the TEA policy document for details about allowable use of supplemental aids during test administration.

Review the TEA training pdf on supplemental aids to see examples and non-examples.

State Assessment
Allowability

Some accommodations appropriate for instructional use may not be allowable on a statewide assessment. Select the state assessment to view the implementation policies.

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Type:  Designated Support (formerly Type 1)

Assessments: Math 3-8, Algebra EOC

Student Eligibility Criteria:

  • he or she routinely, independently, and effectively uses this accommodation during  classroom instruction and classroom testing.

same as STAAR

same as STAAR