### Differentiation in Math

Effective tutors are equipped to differentiate their instruction for each student regardless of student needs. Resources for addressing students with varying learning needs can provide strong support for tutors as they embark upon the journey of teaching and reaching all students.

Resources for math instruction differentiation.

- Assisting Students Struggling in Math: Intervention in the Early Grades
- Intensive Intervention in Mathematics Course Content

### Effective Tutoring and Teaching

Strong instructional strategies and techniques improve tutor effectiveness. Below are resources to support strong math instruction and student engagement.

**Elementary Mathematics Teaching**

Elementary math specific resources and strategies.

- Concrete-Representational-Abstract: Instructional Sequence for Mathematics
- How to Use Real-World Problems to Teach Elementary School Math: 6 Tips
- Strategies to Increase All Students’ Mathematics Learning and Achievement
- The Importance of Early Math

**Math Instruction**

Instructional strategies for math tutoring.

- Accessible Mathematics Experiences for Remote Learning
- Cross-age Math Tutoring of Kindergarten and First Grade Students by Middle School Tutors
- Error Analysis for Mathematics
- High Quality Mathematics Instruction
- Metacognitive Strategies

**Student Engagement**

Strategies for engaging students during tutoring.

**Teaching Resources**

Math resources to support math tutoring.

- Accountable Talk
- Saga Math Tutoring Curriculum
- Solving the Iceberg Problem- Learning Loss
- Word Problem Strategies

### Formative Assessment

Formative assessment is a valuable resource to inform the tutor of the student’s thinking, processing, and retention. Formative assessment can provide the “in the moment” thinking and learning of students, opposed to summative assessment, which typically follows the completion of a unit.

**Elementary Specific Formative Assessment**

Elementary math specific resource to assess student thinking and understanding to inform math instructional and tutoring moves.

**General Formative Assessment**

Resources to assess student thinking and understanding to inform math instructional and tutoring moves.

- 27 Easy Strategies Formative Assessment Strategies
- Feedback that Empowers Students
- Using Popular Apps for Formative Assessment

### Goal Setting

Effective tutors work with students to establish goals for their learning during tutoring sessions. This process allows students and tutors to celebrate progress and gives students agency and a sense of autonomy over their learning.

Guides to establish and write goals for tutors and students.

- How to write SMART Goals
- SMART Goal Setting with your Student
- Thinking Critically About Goal Setting
- Tutor-Student Goal Setting Conferences

### Instructional Strategies for Beginning Math Tutors

This section includes tutoring strategies, self-paced training, lessons, apps, and other resources to assist new tutors in cultivating the skills necessary to become a high-impact tutor.

**Games, Apps, and Manipulatives**

Interactive math tools, manipulatives, and programs to increase problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

**Goal Setting**

Guide to establishing and writing goals.

**Math Teaching Strategies and Lessons**

Instructional strategies for math teaching.

- Accountable Talk
- High Quality Mathematics Instruction
- Number Talks
- Project STAIR
- Public Lessons
- Word Problem Strategies

**Student Engagement**

Strategies for engaging students during tutoring.