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:
3.OA.3 - Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities.
3.OA.4 - Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole numbers.
3.OA.5 - Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide.
3.OA.6 - Understand division as an unknown-factor problem.
3.OA.7a - Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division or properties of operations.
3.OA.7b - By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.
3.OA.8a - Solve two-step word problems using the four operations.
3.NBT.1 - Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100.
3.NBT.2 - Fluently add and subtract within 1,000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
3.NBT.3 - Multiply one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10 in the range 10–90 using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.
3.NF.1 - Understand that a unit fraction has a numerator of one and a non-zero denominator.
3.NF.2 - Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram.
3.NF.3 - Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.
3.MD.7b - Multiply side lengths to find areas of rectangles with whole-number side lengths in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems, and represent whole number products as rectangular areas in mathematical reasoning.
3.MD.8 - Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving perimeters of polygons, including finding the perimeter given the side lengths, finding an unknown side length, and exhibiting rectangles with the same perimeter and different areas or with the same area and different perimeters.
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.
I hope you find this resource helpful and fun!