I created this resource because I am a special education teacher, and I was looking for ways to help my students with learning disabilities continually practice skills we are learning in math. I also wanted a way to monitor their progress throughout the year to help me write more specific IEP goals that would target their areas of need. I couldn’t find any progress monitoring probes that were a mixture of different skills from the Common Core, so I decided to make one! Here’s what you get in this bundle:
1. 36 progress monitoring data probes, enough for one per week for a whole school year
2. Answer Keys for each probe
3. A reproducible chart to help you track which standards the students are mastering
Each probe contains 20 questions which cover the following Common Core Standards:
5.OA.1 - Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.
5.OA.2 - Write and interpret simple numerical expressions.
5.OA.3 - Generate two numerical patterns using two given rules. Identify apparent relationships between corresponding terms.
5.NBT.1 - Recognize that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left.
5.NBT.2 - Explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Use whole-number exponents to denote powers of 10.
5.NBT.3 - Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths.
5.NBT.5 - Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
5.NBT.6 - Find whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to four-digit dividends and two- digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
5.NBT.7 - Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.
5.NF.1 - Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators.
5.NF.2 - Solve real-world problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole, including cases of unlike denominators
5.NF.3 - Interpret a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator (a/b = a ÷ b). Solve word problems involving division of whole numbers leading to answers in the form of fractions or mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.
5.NF.4 - Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction or whole number by a fraction.
5.NF.6 - Solve real-world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers.
5.NF.7 - Apply and extend previous understandings of division to divide unit fractions by whole numbers and whole numbers by unit fractions.
Ways to use the probes:
1. For students working on below grade-level skills, this can be a way to help them master earlier skills they need to progress to grade level.
2. If you are teaching grade level math, and don’t want to overwhelm the students with problems they haven’t seen, just highlight or circle which problems you want them to do as you teach each skill. Gradually build it until you are progress monitoring every skill on the page.