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Equals Mathematics

Product Number: 10080800

Equals Mathematics is a K-12, comprehensive, standards-based curriculum developed for students with differing abilities. The program includes over 400 lessons, print support materials, a manipulative kit, a web-based technology lesson center, and access to online support materials and includes an ongoing fidelity program to support implementation success.


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Every student can learn math skills. Every student can succeed.
Equals connects manipulatives, math concepts, real-world interaction, and multi-sensory experiences with general education math methodologies that enable all students to actively learn math and demonstrate significant, measurable progress. It is the only curriculum with best practice math instruction that has proven successful across disability areas as demonstrated by a 4-year research study.

Equals encompasses:
  • pre-readiness through 4th grade foundational math skills for students K-12, including lessons at the most basic starting point (e.g. attending to instruction)
  • foundational math in all five math content areas (numbers and operations, measurement, data analysis and probability, algebra, and geometry)
  • all math practices/process areas embedded in every lesson, including 7+ problem solving opportunities
  • three levels of support for students plus a differentiation guide linked to lesson actions for individualized support
  • consistent language opportunities for naming objects & actions, and identifying Vocabulary with pic-symbol and concrete support for meaning
  • Equals Assessment with three levels of access for placement and tracking progress
  • comprehensive fidelity program delivered by the curriculum writing team for successful implementation, including support for teachers with little or no curriculum experience and for teachers who have students with significant disabilities
  • On-going follow-up training provides teachers with professional development in Best Practice Instruction, Managing Small Group Instruction, Strategies for Good Behavior, Support and Instruction for Students with Significant Disabilities, Differentiation, and Language and Learning - click here to learn more

Equals Mathematics
"Students are starting to demonstrate understanding that a group of objects (number) is made up of smaller groups of objects.  For those (LI) who already understand this concept, they are starting to “play” with the numbers more – moving them around freely in the number sentence “families” – such as 2,4,6. Everyone loves hands on and the manipulatives are great and very engaging!"
Colette Kruc, Special Education Teacher

"Lessons are clear and easy to follow. All students participated and enjoyed Sensing Math and Real Life Problem Solving, as well as the connecting cubes, candy, and walking outside to count sets. The pic-symbols and manipulatives were the most beneficial materials and Action Cards were used as a visual resource."
Brooke Hunter, Special Education Teacher

"I really enjoyed the higher thinking activities that this lesson incorporated and the included writing portion. The activities were very engaging. The various levels for assessing Depth of Knowledge was amazing and I truly enjoyed teaching this lesson. All of my students were able to demonstrate knowledge and skill learned. I love this curriculum and I get very excited every time I get to teach it!"
Lakessia Kilgore, Special Education Teacher

"For the "common connection" we went outside to make a list of heavy and light objects on our playground. One student said we could use the teeter-tooter like our balance scale! I got on one end and both students climbed on the other end - they discovered I am heavier than them!! So awesome to hear him use the language from our lesson."
Tanja Dubbs, Special Education Teacher
Equals Research
AbleNet believes strongly in tirelessly working to ensure curricular programs we develop demonstrate successful outcomes. We do this both during the development process and also post launch. We partner with university professors, administrators, and teachers to ensure we’re studying the outcomes our curriculums are having with students. We make it an essential part of our product development staff time to capture research results from respondents across the country. Based on our results-driven goal, AbleNet has confidence the investment you make with us will result in better student outcomes.

Development Support Acknowledgements
Mathematics Content Reviewer and Consultant Chris Cain Ed.D. Professor of Education Mars Hill University, North Carolina

Content Consultant Stacey Skoning, Ph.D. Chair, Department of Special and Early Childhood Education College of Education and Human Services University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Assessment Consultant Teri Wegner, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Special and Early Childhood Education College of Education and Human Services University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Equals Mathematics curriculum was written and edited by teachers from AbleNet and contracted staff.

Many thanks to the following for their time and assistance in reviewing lessons in the 2017 revision of Equals Mathematics:

Special education teachers from: Lomira, Wisconsin Minneapolis, Minnesota Centennial School District, Minnesota Bay District Schools, Florida and Traverse Bay Area Independent School District, Michigan

Special education teachers and administrators of the Developmental Learning Program in Midlothian, Illinois, who gave us the opportunity to measure students’ phenomenal progress in Equals for four years aswell as witness talented teachers at work

All current and past Equals teachers and students who have provided us with new ideas, suggestions, videos, photos, and inspiration that helped us build upon proven practices and make Equals even stronger with this revision
Equals Sample Lessons
Please click here to access the downloadable lesson samples, pacing guide and lesson structure overview, and Action Dictionary sample.
Equals Canadian Edition
The first complete, standards-based mathematics curriculum for students of differing abilities.
Equals is a K-12 curriculum that provides the best in mathematics instruction for educators who work with students in special education or in alternative education programs. It encompasses pre-readiness math skills (attending, cause and effect, etc.), fundamental math skills (numbers and operations, measurement, and estimation), and higher order math skills (data analysis, probability, spatial sense, geometry, algebra, and problem solving). Each lesson provides three levels of instruction for students with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities.

Province Standards

*Note the Equals Canadian alignment documents are in Equals Math Lesson order. You can sort by grade level if you prefer once you download the document to your computer.

Purchasing Information
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