The Supporting Ongoing Achievement Responsively (SOAR) learning series provides educators an opportunity to explore topics related to supporting students as they solidify their areas of unfinished learning, while making use of the IFL's SOAR materials. The SOAR materials comprise two main parts: math survey and instructional materials. The SOAR survey and materials can be used at all levels of tiered support.
SOAR Survey Tools
The survey tools are comprised of three parts: a set of survey questions, a monitoring checklist, and a tiered survey summary. The survey can be used as a stand-alone tool or as a follow-up to universal screeners that give only broad areas of need. Teachers gain valuable data on their students' ability to make send of, represent, solve, and explain mathematical concepts.
The intervention activities are designed and sequenced to support students across tiers of intervention. These activities are aligned to the survey tool and are designed to support student learning in making sense, creating and using representations, using strategies, and providing explanations. Each activity has teacher facing materials that outline the mathematical foci, identify the essential mathematical understandings, as well as provide questions to target those understandings.
SOAR tools and activities are available for the following concepts:
- Adding and Subtracting Situation Problems (Grades 1-3)
- Multiplication and Division of Situation Problems (Grades 3-5)
- Fractions as Numbers and Operating with Fractions (Grades 3-5)
- Ratios and Proportional Relationships (Grades 6-8)
- Expressions and Equations (Grades 6-8)