Proven, research-based methodology
Math Champs partners with schools and districts to deliver our research-based intervention practices and acceleration services directly to students year-round before, during, or after the school day. Math Champs is based on Math Recovery, a system of support used in schools across the United States.
You might choose Math Champs if:
You have a need for immediate additional
student support above your current staff capacity
You need an educator to work with students that has
had professional development experiences and training
focused on intervention/acceleration in mathematics
You have limited time for specialized and essential
professional development courses for your educators right
Every student enrolled in Math
Champs will receive
for one-on-one or small
group (2-3 students) sessions with frequency
options for 2, 3 or 4 days per week
lessons with a certified Specialist
to take place for approximately 10-20 weeks
An initial diagnostic assessment used to
plan instructional next steps
Individualized instruction aimed at
advancing targeted skills and concepts
All Mentors are highly
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Education
Math Recovery Specialists with full
certification or working towards full
certification through USMRC
At least 100 hours with one-on-one or
small group student intervention
Have a passion to transform students’
There are 4 kit types containing
support students’ current instructional level. Kit
components allow students to explore an idea in
an active, hands-on manner with their Mentor.
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 who are in need of intervention or acceleration
within the following areas in 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 tutoring sessions be delivered?
Virtually, using Zoom video conferencing. School districts may need to provide an adult to support the student connecting to Zoom and attending to the lesson. Students can meet with Math Champs’ Mentors 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 group or 1-on-1 setting with attention to multiple learning domains or instructional targets. Typical tutoring lesson structure: Warm-up, targeted instruction, reflection and wrap-up.
What does a focus on K-4 students mean?
Our assessments help to identify students current levels of understanding and are foundational to mathematics learning which often occur in the elementary grades. Initial assessments may determine eligibility and lesson focus and can be appropriate for students through 8th grade who are building foundational mathematics knowledge.
Are students who receive special services eligible?
Yes, we target K-4 focused IEP goals.
Who is delivering the service to students
& what are their qualifications?
Licensed and certified Mentors employed by US Math Recovery Council (USMRC) will be delivering intervention and acceleration services to students.
All Mentors have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in education or related field, and have worked as a teacher during their career. They all hold a certification of Math Recovery Specialist, which includes 100 hours of small group or one-on-one intervention teaching with students in elementary school. Some Mentors may have additional certifications such as Special Education, ELL, or middle/high school math licensures.
All Mentors delivering services to students have been background checked by USMRC.
How long do services typically last?
Math Champs lessons are a series of 30-minute sessions providing intervention and acceleration services in one-on-one or small group (2-3 students) settings. Lessons take place for approximately 4-20 weeks. The number of sessions may be adjusted depending on the time of year the services begin. Session frequency options range between 2, 3, or 4 times per week.
Math Champs’ Mentors have a Specialist certification,
what does that mean?
Math Champs is based on the Math Recovery® Specialist courses, professional development offered by USMRC. Math Recovery Specialist provides the deepest level of professional development and support available through the US Math Recovery Council. These intensive, blended-learning professional development experiences include continual cycles of instruction, reflection, and refinement resulting in a high level of expertise in mathematics intervention and Math Recovery specialization.
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, 3, or 4 days per week
- • 30-minute lessons with a certified Specialist to take place for approximately 4-20 weeks depending on the mode of intervention and time of school year service takes place
- • Math manipulatives to support students' current instructional level to use during lessons.
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 fundings can be used for this service?
Flexible funding streams are available for this tutoring service. Districts may have access to several funding sources that may support this service such as Title 1, IDA, Special Education funding, Title 4 Part B, Extended Learning, CARES Act, GEER II, and more.
If there are criteria needed to meet to apply different fund streams, we will work with your school or district to ensure and clarify if we meet specific requirements.
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 consider providing to support this service include:
- • Computer with webcam
- • Headphones
- • Space to do lessons
- • Parent permission to record sessions - recorded lessons are used to reflect on and plan next instructional next 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. Initial assessments may determine eligibility and lesson focus for students in kindergarten through 8th grade who are building foundational mathematics concepts.
Instruction is undertaken with students from multiple grade levels, with varying group sizes, across multiple domains of number learning, and in a wide variety of lesson and intervention cycle frequencies and durations.
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.