Virtual Lesson Example: Problem Solving for Students with Disabilities

Virtual Lesson Example: Problem Solving for Students with Disabilities

Resource Type
Sample Lessons & Activities
Developed By
National Center on Intensive Intervention

This activity was developed by Tammy Moran a special education teacher in Ferris Independent School District. In this lesson, she illustrates the use of the Understand-Plan-Solve-Evaluate (UPSE) Method. This method is a problem-solving strategy that can be used to support students struggling with word problems. The lesson can be used synchronously or asynchronously and does not require using multiple platforms. This collection includes a tip sheet, a video example, slides to facilitate the lesson, a UPSE template, and reflection questions.

How to Use Virtual Base Ten Blocks: Video Tutorial

This video demonstrates how educators and students can utilize the UPSE method to solve word problems.

 

Theis lessons were developed as part of a National Center on Intensive Intervention Community of Practice with educators focused on implementing intervention virtually during Spring 2020 in response to COVID-19. Participating educators represented Colorado, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, and Washington. These activities were developed by practitioners and are intended to showcase example strategies that educators have used to deliver intervention in a virtual environment during the pandemic. Please note that NCII does not endorse specific intervention programs. As such, any programs noted in these documents are used for illustrative purposes only, or as potential resources for source materials (e.g., sample text, graphic organizers).

Resource Type
Sample Lessons & Activities
DBI Process
Intervention Adaptation
Subject
Mathematics
Audience
Trainers and Coaches
State and Local Leaders
Educators