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The first standards-based Pre-Algebra & Pre-Geometry math curriculum for students with disabilities.

When students move from basic skills in mathematics to more complex thinking and doing, there is a shift of focus. In Equals Pre-Algebra & Pre-Geometry, students prepare for the more complex convergence of math content areas – measurement and geometry, algebra and numbers and operations, data analysis and algebra, algebra and geometry. Equals Pre-Algebra & Pre-Geometry is about those relationships more than ever, providing students with the confidence they need to reach new levels in mathematics and to succeed in higher order math skills. Given the variety of manipulatives and pic-symbol supported vocabulary, worksheets, and problems, Equals Pre-Algebra & Pre-Geometry is an appropriate choice for students with autism, and for English Language Learners (ELL).


Equals Pre-Algebra & Pre-Geometry Package Details

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Key Features:

  • Complete scope and sequence of Pre-Algebra & Pre-Geometry math skills
  • Lessons range from exceptional math standards to traditionally taught math standards
  • Aligned to State Standards, Alternate Standards and Common Core Standards
  • Frequent practice exercises
  • Age-neutral lessons
  • Comprehensive assessment
  • Real-life problem solving (school-home-community math applications)
  • Math manipulatives (specifically for students with disabilities)
  • Hundreds of worksheets at multiple levels of complexity
  • Math posters, workmats, and cards

Equals CSA Pedagogy - Concrete, Semi-Concrete, Abstract (CSA)

The curriculum provides a multi-sensory structure to math with three levels of instructional strategies dedicated to each lesson. Equals Pre-Algebra & Pre-Geometry builds math preparedness through incremental and systematic progression from the concrete to the abstract. In addition, Equals Pre-Algebra & Pre-Geometry pulls together the critical instructional elements of communication and engagement by providing the strategies and manipulatives that enable all students to demonstrate measurable progress on math outcomes.

Research-Tested CSA Approach

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AbleNet Equals Pre-Algebra & Pre-Geometry derives its educational foundation from the research-tested Concrete, Semi-Concrete, Abstract pedagogy. CSA math strategies are common to high quality general education mathematics curricula. We have applied those same tested principles towards our special education approach, combining CSA with manipulatives, instructional materials, and technology that provide access to students with disabilities. In other words, Equals Pre-Algebra & Pre-Geometry combines proven methods from both general and special education to create a truly unique and effective approach to mathematics instruction.

Equals Pre-Algebra & Pre-Geometry Level Based Instruction

Each lesson provides three levels of instruction for students with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities.

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Level 1

Typically used for students working on developmental skills or at pre-emerging academic skills. Level 1 strategies, worksheets, and activities allow the student to meet the objective in its simplest form.

Level 2

Typically used for students with beginning to intermediate academic skills. Level 2 strategies, worksheets, and activities encourage students to meet a moderate view of the objective.

 Level 3

Typically used for students who benefit from academic grade level content material written with low vocabulary demands (text readability from 1.5-2.9 grade level). Level 3 strategies, worksheets, and activities reflect the highest level of complexity for any given objective.




Equals Sample Lessons

Sample Lessons Explained

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Lesson Page 1 Diagram
Lesson Page 2 Diagram


Download Sample Lessons
Algebra - Identify next figure in a shrinking geometric pattern
Geometry - Organize Regular Polygons
Data Analysis - Interpret data in a frequency table
Measurement - State equivalent units of length
Numbers & Operations - Solve addition equations with negative integers

Scope and Sequence
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Action Dictionary
Download Sample Math Action Dictionary™


AbleNet Training Solutions

Training and Professional Development Solutions

Choose one or more staff training solutions to ensure effective Equals implementation for your students and educators:


Live or recorded custom Webinars provide staff with all the essential information on the curricular program or technology purchased, as well as an opportunity for staff to ask questions or discuss specific needs.  This interactive format can be viewed as frequently as your staff needs, is Mac or PC compatible, and may be purchased in 1-hour increments.
Webinar Training is $250/hour


An onsite trainer travels to you and directly targets your specific staff/student population needs. Your expert trainer will provide hands-on instruction, explanations, and demonstrations for any AbleNet curriculum and/or technology you choose. Onsite training provides a high degree of interaction and hands-on product experience, along with essential information on your curriculum/technology.  Cost includes travel expenses.
Onsite Training is $3,000/day (per trainer)

Contact your AbleNet sales representative for specific curriculum training package options. Possible discounted training solutions may be available for quantity purchases of curriculum.

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Assistive Technology Integration

As a leader in assistive technology, AbleNet can help you increase motivation, engagement, and participation in your students. Assistive technology integration allows you to provide more meaningful instruction and increase achievement in your classroom.

Included in all AbleNet curricular programs is the AbleNet Action Dictionary™. Use this tool to meet the diverse needs of all your students by adapting any activity with differentiated instruction strategies. Click here for a sample download.

Action Dictionary Sample

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Warm Up Vocab Review
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Follow Up Skill Game
Equals Materials
Equals Materials
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Finally A Math Curriculum
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Assistive Technology for Equals Pre A&G

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