Add+VantageMR® Course 1

Empowering educators in early numeracy concepts

About This Course

Add+VantageMR® Course 1: Assessment Guided Instruction professional development focuses on the foundational learning of early numeracy concepts and topics that affect the development of future mathematical understanding.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed to support elementary educators, special education educators, math interventionists, and math coaches in diagnosing and advancing student understanding and numeracy development.

Four Days of Professional Development

Add+VantageMR® Course 1 is a four-day course that includes dynamic, diagnostic assessments in number words and numerals, structuring numbers, and addition and subtraction strategies. The assessment, data collecting, and teaching tools accelerate the ability of educators to recognize students' current levels of numeracy understanding to make data-driven instructional decisions. During this professional learning opportunity participants will be actively involved in rich discussions around student mathematical thinking.

Add+VantageMR® Course 1 may be delivered as four consecutive days or over a longer period of time and is a prerequisite to taking Add+VantageMR® Course 2.

Add+VantageMR® Testimonials

This course gave me more insight to specific foundational skills students need to develop in order to improve in math skills than other math courses in the past.

Course Participant West Fargo, ND

I feel that the course gave me confidence to put the things we learned into practice. I'm excited to integrate it into our Special Ed math class and start helping students learn and grow in their math journey.

Special Education Teacher De Pere, WI

This course was wonderful. I really enjoyed getting all of the background information about how students develop in their mathematical thinking. I also enjoyed being able to practice the assessments and discuss it during class.

First Grade Teacher Eagan, MN

I have a much better knowledge of children's stages of mathematical development and this will have a profound impact on my classroom teaching. I have many new classroom games, math talks, and techniques to use in my lessons that are easy to implement. I feel confident that I will foster a more inquiry based environment for mathematicians to grow and develop in their thinking.

Course Participant Muskegon, MI

This course was the best course I have ever had to help me understand where students are with their math thinking (understanding) and then what I can do to help them. I love it! It was a lot of information to absorb, but I think with practice it is very doable.

Course Participant Massilon, OH

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The Syllabus

Day 1

Introduction to the Learning Framework in Number: "Understanding student progressions within the Learning Framework in Number

Day 2

Expanding on the Learning Framework in Number: Assessment administration procedures, guidelines, and evaluation

Day 3

Administer videotaped assessments with students at school site: Analyze and reflect on student and educator performance during assessments

Day 4

Introduction on the teaching and learning cycle: Combining assessment and instruction to promote student growth

Backed By Research

Teachers who participate in Add+VantageMR® professional development show statistically significant improvement in teacher content knowledge.

Mean score of participants on mathematics content knowledge test increased from 70% to 79% after the completion of the Add+VantageMR® Course 1 and Add+VantageMR® Course 2.3

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Attend In District

$395 per participant + shipping & handling
  • Delivered by in district Champion
  • 4 Days of Professional Development
  • Face to Face
  • One Year of US Math Recovery Council® Membership
  • On-going Support Options Available
  • No Minimum Participants

Attend Out of District

$995 per participant
  • Delivered by Math Recovery® Champion
  • 4 Days of Professional Development
  • Face to Face
  • One Year of US Math Recovery Council® Membership
  • On-going Support Options Available

Host A Course

$995 per participant
  • Delivered by Math Recovery® Champion
  • 4 Consecutive Days of Professional Development
  • Face to Face
  • One Year of US Math Recovery Council® Membership
  • On-going Support Options Available
  • Minimum of 15 Participants

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Are there pre-requisites for Add+VantageMR® Course 1?
What do I need to host an Add+VantageMR® Course 1?
To hold an in-district training for Add+VantageMR® Course 1 you need 12 participants per course, a training room (with projector and high-quality audio options), 4 consecutive days, students to conduct assessments with on the morning of day 3 of course, and video equipment capable of collecting and viewing video. We would send an instructor and materials for $995 per person or $11,940 for the entire training based on 12 participants. To secure an Instructional Coach and a date to hold your training we require a signed service agreement and completing an online course proposal form. We will need a PO for the full training amount of $995 per participant six weeks before the training starts which gives us the green light to send all kits. This PO will be processed once the class begins.
Is there a discount for additional participants beyond the minimum of 12?
No. The cost is $995 per participant. The total number of participants does not affect the price.
Does this course come with a free membership?
A one-year membership is available to participants in Add+VantageMR® Course 1 and Math Recovery® Intervention Specialist trainings as both courses are an introduction to Math Recovery®.
Is there a maximum number of participants allowed in an Add+VantageMR® course?
We attempt to cap all Add+VantageMR® Courses at 24 participants. If a training exceeds 24, the USMRC will attempt to send an additional course instructor.
Can we reach out to an Add+VantageMR® Champion from another district to conduct a course in our district?
The USMRC does not allow Add+VantageMR® Champions to provide trainings hosted by other districts, unless contracted by the USMRC to do so (Seasonal Coaches). All contracted Add+VantageMR® trainings in districts that don't have an Add+VantageMR® Champion need to be coordinated through the USMRC office. Districts without an Add+VantageMR® Champion are allowed to host participants from districts without, but again these arrangements should be made through the USMRC.
Is Add+VantageMR® a train-the-trainer professional development?
This course is not designed to be a train-the-trainer type of course. It is designed to help support the classroom teacher, intervention teacher, mathematics coach, and any other education professionals that teach mathematics.
Can Math Recovery® recommend a textbook series for my school or distrct?
As a professional development organization, we do not write textbook series nor do we provide recommendations on textbook series. We believe strongly in the professional development opportunities we provide and have seen these efforts translate to success regardless of the textbook series being used. We believe that a well-educated teacher makes the difference in textbook series implementation.
What if a participant needs to miss a day of the professional development?
The teacher should not enroll or sign up for this course. We are very strict and tight on attendance during the training days and the importance of attending all days.
The next step

Add+VantageMR® Course 2

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Become an Instructor

Add+VantageMR® Champion

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A different learning path

Intervention Specialist

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