Two-sided color counters are two-sided, typically red and yellow plastic circles, that can be used to visualize concepts such as counting, sorting, patterning, estimation, and probability.
Base-ten-blocks help students learn mathematical concepts including addition, subtraction, number sense, place value, and counting.
Number lines are quick, visual references for adding and subtracting positive and/or negative numbers.
Hundreds charts or counting charts are usually 10-by-10 grids featuring numbers 1 through 100 to help students form a mental model of the base-10 number system.
Other examples include: play or real money, fraction pieces, clocks, calendars, plastic numbers, dice or number cubes, geometric shapes, enlargement of text and/or images, magnetic/Velcro supports, high-contrast materials, and other adaptations to make the math manipulatives accessible to students with motor and/or visual challenges.
Select math manipulatives or tools that support the specific math work and the student's visual and motor skills and decide how the student will
Select math manipulatives or tools that support the specific math work and the student's visual and motor skills and decide how the student will respond—with counters, pointing to a number on a number line, showing the answer using coins, etc.
read more close
Use the student's IEP to determine the best way to prompt the student and how to adjust your prompting, as needed.
Use the student's IEP to determine the best way to prompt the student and how to adjust your prompting, as needed.
Provide selected manipulatives or math tools for the student during instruction and testing.
Provide selected manipulatives or math tools for the student during instruction and testing.
Guide the student's use of the math manipulatives and tools.
Guide the student's use of the math manipulatives and tools.
Monitor and record your prompting, the student's response accuracy, and the student's engagement to judge instructional effectiveness.
Monitor and record your prompting, the student's response accuracy, and the student's engagement to judge instructional effectiveness.
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.
Note: Review STAAR Alternate 2 Test Administrator Manual for presentation instructions during test administration.
Some accommodations appropriate for instructional use may not be allowable on a statewide assessment. Select the state assessment to view the implementation policies.
May be used as a form of physical response if the accommodation is documented in the student's IEP and follows these guidelines:
maintain the integrity of the assessment,
avoid leading to or providing the student a direct answer,
be used routinely in instruction,
reflect the studentâ€™s learning styles, and
allow a student to respond using a mode that is appropriate for the student.