I am an elementary Special Education teacher of a class of nine students, each with significant, and ranging disabilities. We spend most of our time working on foundational skills including math. I spent a lot of time searching for straightforward data probes that would simply test the student’s ability to add. Too often the skills progressed quicker than my students did, or it tested a wide range of skills when we needed to work on just one.
I designed this product to be a series of systematic data probes, beginning with simple addition, (eventually) working up to triple digit addition with and without regrouping. I have found that to show true mastery of addition after learning both how to add, and then to regroup, the last step is to complete a page with mixed problems (some regrouping and some without regrouping) discerning when and when not to regroup.
In this packet you will find 8 probes, each with three trials. The probes range from single digit addition with single digit answers to triple digit addition that both involves and doesn’t involving regrouping. Each trial includes 10 problems to allow for clear and easy percentages. There are data sheets for each digit of skill, single, double, and triple, as well as a whole class data sheet. The probes are as follows:
- 2 Single Digit Addition Probes
o Single Digit Addition, with Single Digit Answers
o Single Digit Addition, with Single and Double Digit Answers
- 3 Double Digit Addition Probes
o Double Digit Addition, without any regrouping
o Double Digit Addition, with all regrouping
o Double Digit Addition, with and without regrouping
- 3 Triple Digit Addition Probes
o Triple Digit Addition, without any regrouping
o Triple Digit Addition, with all regrouping
o Triple Digit Addition, with and without regrouping
Since creating this product, my addition data probes are on hand, easy to use, and very straightforward. Having these as a resource creates consistent and thorough data. I can show true trends by using all three trials and the student’s mastery of the skills are obvious.
I hope this alleviates some stress from your life and makes your data tracking more efficient and quality! Enjoy!
My SpEd Life
Addition Data Probes
by Jordan Nichols My SpEd Life
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