Making the Most of Math Instruction with Math Adapted Work Binders

Teaching math in special education is never an easy task, but Math Adapted Work Binders can make it a lot easier!

Math Adaptive Work Binders

Learn how to integrate the math binders into your lesson plans and make math instructional time something you and your students both love.

Math Adapted Work Binders to the Rescue

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the differentiation needed in your math class? With a classroom full of students who all have different needs and are on different levels it can be truly overwhelming.

I used to feel the same way.

I knew that my students needed more practice with the skills that they struggled with, but I also knew that not all of them struggled with the same things!

It felt like I was constantly preparing materials and could never get ahead of what they would need.

And then I created the Math Adapted Work Binders.

If you have heard me talk about my Morning Adapted Work Binders, you know what a lifesaver they were for me and my students. So, I decided to apply the same concept to a math binder and math instruction.

The result was the lifeline that I needed to feel re-energized and excited about teaching math.

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What’s Included in the Math Adapted Work Binders

While it is well and good to have an adapted binder to use in math, I knew that it needed to be comprehensive. I needed to include everything my students would need – and that I would need – to make sure they were getting the skills practice they needed.

So, the math adapted work binders contain a variety of topics that can be used with a wide range of students.

Topics Addressed in the Math Binders


  • Basics
  • Creating patterns and predicting what comes next
  • Odd / Even
  • Skip counting
  • 100s chart
  • 2D and 3D shapes / Real Life Shapes
  • Spatial Sense / Location words
  • More / Less
  • Greater / Less Than / Equal to
  • Opposites
  • Number Recognition
  • Counting Skills
  • Use words to count
  • Sequencing
  • Counting forwards and backwards


  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Word Problems



  • Standard and Metric Units included
  • Graphing
  • Sorting objects into groups
  • Constructing graphs
  • Measurement
  • Weight and Mass
  • Measurement tools
  • Comparing and ordering


  • US, Canadian, Australian, and British Currency included
  • Coins and Bills
  • Sorting money
  • Determining value of sets of money


  • Basic Multiplication and Basic Division
  • Repeated addition
  • Equal-sized groups
  • Arrays
  • Skip counting


  • 1:1 correspondence
  • Describing objects in sets
  • Mathematical language
  • Compare and order numbers
  • Create sets of numbers
  • Create models to make numbers
  • Standard and Expanded form
  • Using a number line


  • Sequencing events
  • Reading a clock (digital / analog)
  • Comparing objects by relative time
  • Describing activities based on time
  • Reading Thermometers (F and C)
  • Hottest VS. coldest

I’ve also included:

  • 1 boy cover (editable)
  • 1 girl cover (editable)
  • 8 topic covers (not editable) (if you want to make separate binders for separate skills)
  • editable binder spines in 3 sizes (1″, 1.5″, 2″)

What Others Have to Say About the Math Adapted Work Binders

Teachers are always the best source of information about how a teaching product performs in the classroom. That’s why I believe it’s so important to understand how the math binder works for others and why they like it. Here are some of their thoughts about the Math Adapted Work Binder.

“I absolutely love the adapted work binders! They are very engaging for my student and helps him to feel successful. I have seen lots of amazing gains. The binders take a lot of time to put together, but so worth it!”

“This product is the best. It’s engaging, colorful, hits so many standards and IEP goals.”

“I teach K-5 students who are on the autism spectrum. With kindergarteners learning alongside my fifth-graders, we are all over the place in math! I love using this adapted work binder to help me meet the needs of my students, though my fifth-grader is also working on four-digit addition and subtraction.”

“Myself and my students absolutely love Mrs. D’s resources. I made a single copy of the binder work and then I have the students work with me or a para on it in small groups and I give them pages out of the binder to do. Absolutely Love!”

“I use this resource during students’ independent time. So many different skills that are targeted which is great for a classroom with many levels.”

“I love this. It helps me to work with multiple students on different math skills at the same time. We laminate the pages and pieces and we use them over and over.”

“I made morning binders using some of these pages, mainly addition/subtraction and money. I individualized it for each student depending on their ability and level. Most really enjoy the velcro aspect.”

Grab Your Copy of the Math Adapted Work Binder

Make math time easier and more effective for you and your students this year! Grab your copy of the Math Adapted Work Binder!

What are some of your favorite ways to differentiate math in your special ed classroom? Share with us below!




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