SNAP is the concise, diagnostic, individual assessment in early numeracy course that classroom teachers and special educators have been looking for!
The two-day SNAP training targets these goals:
- To put a diagnostic assessment tool in the hands of classroom teachers and special educators.
- To provide teachers with a formative assessment system for tracking individual, group and whole class growth in early numeracy.
- To enable teachers to differentiate instruction in early numeracy in their classrooms in order to meet the range of developmental needs of all students.
- To raise teachers’ awareness of the multi-faceted nature of early numeracy.
- To provide teachers with exemplar instructional strategies.
This two-day program draws from Teaching Number in the Classroom with 4-8 Year-Olds by Wright, Stanger, Stafford, and Martland (2006).
Who Should Take SNAP?
SNAP is most appropriate for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade. The SNAP interview-style assessment provides teachers with immediate data that indicates a child’s development along six progressions.
- Forward Number Sequences
- Backward Number Sequences
- Numeral Identification
- Addition & Subtraction
- Finger Patterns
- Spatial Patterns
This data is essential in planning instruction that differentiates for a range of student development on each progression. The classroom summary profile folder provides clear direction for designing lessons that will ensure progress for each child. SNAP may also be used to identify children in need of more thorough diagnostic assessment and intervention as is provided in the Math Recovery® Specialist program.