## AIM - Accelerated Individualized Mastery

Accelerated Individualized Mastery (AIM)  provides a new solution for struggling math students with gaps in their foundational math skills set. The AIM programs use proven Math-U-See strategies and manipulatives in combination with an accelerated approach to help students successfully master math facts.

# A

## Accelerated

Students move quickly through a skill set they have not yet mastered without extra distractions.

# I

## Individualized

Each student is different and so are their learning preferences. Using as many approaches as possible, the program creates an environment for a student to master the skills they still need at their own pace.

# M

## Mastery

In this program, mastery means that a student can recall all the math facts using as little mental energy as possible to remain engaged in the process of problem-solving.

# AIM programs provide a solution for students who are struggling with foundational math skills. AIM provides:

• Tools to determine fact mastery
• Clarity for the instructor
• Respect for the maturity level of the student
• Focused and frequent practice for fact retention
• An accelerated process
• Flexibility to adapt to the student’s pace of mastery

# How It Works

The AIM programs replace inefficient methods and processes (such as counting or tallying) with more effective strategies based on number relationships and reasoning. These strategies provide solid conceptual understanding and allow facts to be stored in long-term visual memory for quick retrieval. Successful completion of an AIM program helps restore students’ confidence and provides them with the necessary skills to solve more complex problems.

# AIM for Addition and Subtraction

AIM for Addition and Subtraction contains 22 lessons that involve collaborative work between instructor and student using an intentional sequence and approach. This program focuses solely on addition and subtraction fact strategies, which allows students to quickly work through the material and master the content.

# AIM for Multiplication with a Bridge to Division

AIM for Multiplication with a Bridge to Division teaches fundamental strategies to emphasize conceptual understanding instead of traditional math fact drills and rote memorization. It also includes an optional section that highlights the relationship between multiplication and division facts.

# Addition and SubtractionLesson 15: Subtraction: Doubles

Try out an example lesson from AIM for Addition and Subtraction.

# Multiplication with a Bridge to DivisionLesson 7: Multiplication by 3

Try out an example lesson from AIM for Multiplication with a Bridge to Division.

# AIM for Addition and Subtraction

Includes everything you need to complete the AIM for Addition and Subtraction program:
• AIM Resource Guide with program overview, lesson instruction, and more
• Math-U-See Integer Blocks, integrated within the lessons and strategies
• Math-U-See Colored Pencils, aligned with the integer block colors
• Math Fact Strategy Posters, a visual reminder of addition fact strategies
• Fact Check Cards, used in most AIM lessons for planning instruction and assessing mastery