Is interactive, engaging lessons for students delivered before or after school, during the school day, or within summer school sessions.
Specialists work with individual students or small groups to develop or accelerate their numeracy understanding.
Includes on-going, diagnostic, interview-based assessments.
Is inquiry-based, targeted instruction.
Instruction builds upon each student's current level of understanding to engender conceptual understanding and enhance numeracy knowledge for all students.
Provides all needed manipulatives to support individualized, hands-on math lessons.
Math Champs is based on Math Recovery®, a system of support used in schools across the United States and beyond. All Math Champs specialists are highly-qualified, with Math Recovery certification.
EdResearch for Recovery (Accelerating Student Learning with High-Dosage Tutoring, Feb. 2021) indicates that tutoring is most likely to be effective when delivered in high frequency, small group sessions, using high-quality instructional materials, with qualified tutors to reinforce and support classroom instruction.
Every student enrolled in Math
Champs will receive
One-on-one or small group (2-3 students) sessions with frequency options for 2 to 5 days per week.
30-minute lessons with a certified Math Champs Specialist to take place for approximately 10-20 weeks.
An initial diagnostic assessment used to create instructional plan.
Individualized instruction delivered by highly-specialized tutors aimed at advancing targeted skills and concepts.
Math manipulatives, to support students’ current instructional level, to use during lessons.
Math Champs Kits
Each student receives their own kit of materials
designed to meet their individual needs. Kit components
allow students to explore a concept in an active, hands-on
manner with their Math Champs Specialist.
Assessments & reports, accessible
Member Center, allow you to evaluate program
success and student participation and growth.
Designated school personnel are given access to
student progress reports.
Reach your students! Math Champs builds strong numeracy knowledge through targeted intervention within the following areas of mathematics (typically grades K-4):
- Early Number Words & Numerals
- Early Structuring
- Early Arithmetical Strategies/Early
- Number Words & Numerals
- Structuring Numbers 1 to 20
- Conceptual Place Value
- Addition & Subtraction to 100
- Early Multiplication & Division
- Multiplicative Basic Facts
Frequently Asked Questions
How will sessions be delivered?
Math Champs sessions are delivered virtually, using Zoom video conferencing. School districts may need to provide an adult to support the student connecting to Zoom and staying focused on the lesson. Students can meet with Math Champs Specialists before, during and after school hours. We also offer services in the summer.
What does the typical lesson look like?
30-minute lesson in small groups (2-3 students) or 1-on-1 setting with attention to multiple learning domains and instructional targets. Typical lesson structure: warm-up, targeted instruction, reflection and wrap-up.
How do Math Champs Specialists create individualized instructional plans?
Our assessments help to identify students’ current levels of understanding using research-based learning progressions for foundational mathematics. Math Champs Specialists create individualized lesson plans based on initial assessment results and on-going observation.
What makes Math Champs Specialists qualified?
Each Math Champs Specialist has...
- • A Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Education
- • Math Recovery® Specialist certification or is working towards full certification through USMRC
- • Passed a background check
- • At least 100 hours with 1-on-1 or small group student intervention experience
- • A passion for advancing students’ mathematical thinking
Are students who receive special services eligible?
Yes, Math Champs services are appropriate for all students.
Who is delivering the service to students and what are their qualifications?
Licensed and certified Math Champs Specialists employed by US Math Recovery Council (USMRC) will be delivering intervention services to students.
What specialized training do Math Champs Specialists have?
Certified Math Champs Specialists have successfully completed rigorous mathematics professional development and demonstrated evidence of knowledge and practice for teaching intensive math intervention sessions. Each Math Champs Specialist has developed a high level of expertise with mathematics intervention.
How long do services typically last?
Math Champs lessons are a series of 30-minute sessions providing intervention services in one-on-one or small group (2-3 students) settings. Lessons take place for approximately 10-20 weeks. The number of sessions may be adjusted depending on the time of year the services begin. Session frequency options range between 2 to 5 times per week.
What is included in the service?
The cost of this service includes:
- • Initial diagnostic assessments used to plan instructional next steps
- • Individualized instruction aimed at advancing targeted skills and concepts
- • Instructional options for one-on-one or small group (2-3 students) sessions with frequency options for 2 to 5 days per week
- • 30-minute lessons with a certified Math Specialist to take place for approximately 10-20 weeks, depending on the mode of intervention and time of school year service takes place.
- • Personalized kit of math materials that supports their current numeracy goals.
Student kits of materials will be shipped to students based on the results of their initial assessment. The cost of materials and kit shipping is included in the Math Champs service cost.
What types of funding sources can be used for this service?
Flexible funding streams are available for this tutoring service. If there are specific criteria needed to apply for funding, we will work with your school or district to clarify if we meet specific requirements. Some funding sources that may support Math Champs services include Title 1, IDEA, Special Education Funding, Title 4 Part B, Extended Learning, CARES Act, GEER II, and more.
What do districts need to supply?
Districts must assign a Liaison as the point person for communicating and scheduling with USMRC. For virtual sessions, school districts may need an adult to support the student connecting to Zoom. Additional items the district may need to providing to support this service include:
- • Individual student computers with webcam
- • Headphones
- • Quiet space to do lessons and use math materials
- • Parent permission to record sessions - recorded lessons are used to reflect on and plan next instructional steps.
Who chooses students to be serviced?
Our assessments help to identify students' current levels of understanding, which are foundational to mathematics learning, and often occur in the elementary grades. After initial assessments, a collaborative conversation between the school district and USMRC Math Champs Liaisons takes place to determine the appropriate level of services, including group size, student groupings, lesson focus, etc.
How are students identified for Math Champs services?
Our assessments help to identify students' current levels of understanding, which are foundational to mathematics learning and often occur in the elementary grades. After initial assessments, a collaborative conversation between the school district and USMRC Math Champs Liaisons takes place to determine the appropriate level of services, including group size, student groupings, lesson focus, etc.
How will lesson progress be communicated with the district?
Identified district personnel will receive a report that details pre- and post-assessments and progress updates for cycles longer than four weeks (or 16 lessons).
What is the US Math Recovery Council® (USMRC)?
The US Math Recovery Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The mission of the USMRC is to transform numeracy education, to connect research with practice, and to empower educators to advance student mathematical thinking and success through research-based Math Recovery® principles. USMRC has been offering mathematics professional development to classroom educators, math coaches and specialists for over 20 years.