Equals Math (Canadian Version) is a teacher resource for educators who work with students with significant disabilities.
Equals Math encompasses:
- pre-readiness math skills (attending, cause and effect, etc.),
- fundamental math skills (numbers and operations, measurement, and estimation), and
- higher order math skills (data analysis, probability, spatial sense, geometry, algebra, and problem solving).
Each lesson provides three levels of instruction for students with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities. The resource comes with over 100 manipulatives, vocabulary cards, and other hands-on materials.
ABLENET’S ACTION DICTIONARY
The Action Dictionary by AlbeNet is a collection of verb or action words referred to as ‘power words’. Power words include and engage students in meaningful activities. A print copy is provided within EqualsMath. You can also download this free resource in iBook itunes format which can only be read on a iOS device
ABLENET EQUALS MATHEMATICS MEMBERS ONLY WEBSITE
AbleNet Equals Mathematics Members Only website
The Equals Math members website contains additional resources for purchasers of the resource.
Equals Mathematics Overview Video
Set Up Equals Account Help Video
ALIGNMENT OF EQUALS MATH WITH ALBERTA PROGRAM OF STUDIES
These grade-level alignments are a reference that teachers can use in their instructional planning. When students are working on specific grade-level outcomes from the program of studies, some students, particularly students with significant disabilities, may need parallel types of learning activities that are more structured, more concrete or less complex. Most outcomes from the the Grade 1 – 6 Mathematics Program of Studies can be addressed through one or more lessons in the Equals Math resource—these alignment documents show these relationships. Using this alignment for planning will enhance a teachers’ ability to differentiate mathematics instruction as well as provide increased opportunities for students with disabilities to participate in meaningful learning experiences to develop numeracy, similar to their same-age peers.