Making Sense After-School Resources

During the fall of 2011, we incorporated our new and exciting Making Sense After-School Resources into a number of after-school programs at U.S. military installations . These military installations are piloting five of our two-week supplementary mathematics and literacy units. The two-week units include ten 45-minute sessions for students in need of extra academic assistance after school. All units include high interest and relevant topics, hands-on activities, and a strong research-base to support student learning.

Supplementary curriculum units, include topics for grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8, are aligned to both the Iowa Core  and the Common Core State Standards.




K-2 Units

Rational Counting

Place Value with Tens and Ones

Adding and Subtracting Mentally

Difficult Addition Facts

Difficult Subtraction Facts

       Fantastic Fables

3-5 Units

Difficult Multiplication Facts

Multiplication Procedures

Division Procedures

Multiplying and Dividing Mentally

Literary Elements

Fluency Friends

Identifying Questions


6-8 Units



Linear Equations I

Linear Equations II

Literary Elements


Plot and Conflict




For more information on the Making Sense After-School Resources, please contact Julie Creeden, CTLM Writing Coordinator.