Hello! I'm Mrs. Rivera!
I am very excited to be working daily with struggling Math students. You may be asking, "What does a Math specialist do?"
On a daily basis, in small groups of students, I utilize MANY different manipulatives - iPads, dry erase boards, multicolor counters, coins, dollar money, multiplication chart, 100/200’s chart, base ten blocks, dice just to name a few. I work with the visualization of the problem so a student can get a better, more concrete, understanding of the concept being taught. If one way or example doesn’t work, I look for other avenues to present the standards based learning goal until the student has a better understanding of the problem. The reason why I work with many different approaches to comprehension is because everyone learns differently - some are visual while others may be auditory. I want my student to come away from my class with a love for Math not dread it like most adults do. I look forward to the upcoming year and all the success your child will have working with me.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns. Soon, I will provide information on the Common Core in case anyone is unclear about the standards.