Created by Marilyn Burns, along with a team of Math Solutions master classroom teachers, Do The Math
intervention program gives students who have fallen behind the chance to catch up and keep up. Focusing on Number and Operations, the program teaches students the basics of math-computation, number sense, and problem solving.
Do The Math offers comprehensive teacher support and helps students develop the skills they need to compute with accuracy and efficiency, the number sense they need to reason, and the ability to apply their skills and reasoning to solve problems.
Do The Math is organized into 13 scaffolded modules that focus on rebuilding fluency with whole numbers and fluency with fractions. Every module includes a series of thirty 30-minute step-by-step lessons. The modular design gives the program the flexibility to address all tiers of intervention in Grades 1-6.
Each of the 13 Do The Math
modules follows a consistent structure that includes frequent and strategically placed formative and summative assessments that both encourage and support students every step of the way. Students are assessed every fifth lesson to determine their progress. Teachers are provided with additional strategies for students still struggling as well as those ready for a challenge.