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# Math IEP Goals For Special Education Drafting IEP goals can be difficult, so here are a few math IEP goals (across various ability levels) to get you started. Please adapt and modify to meet the specific needs of your students. Keep in mind a goal should be a skill you believe is achievable by the student in 1 school year. You can always do an addendum if a student has met all criteria for the goal/objectives.

Remember, when writing objectives, break down the goal into smaller steps. You can lessen the percentage of accuracy, the number of trials (3/5 vs 4/5), or amount of prompting. Just make sure the objectives build on each other and are working towards mastery.

The reason why I always list accuracy at 100% when writing Math goals is because the answer is either right or wrong, an answer to a math problem can’t be 50% correct. So feel free to play with the ## of trials for accuracy.

Number Identification:

Goal: Student will independently identify numbers 1-20 (verbally, written, or pointing) with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Goal: When verbally prompted by teacher to “point to the number _________”, Student will independently select the correct number with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Counting:

Goal: Student will independently count in rote order numbers 1-25 with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Goal: Student will independently count by 2, 3, 5, 10 starting from 0-30 verbally or written, with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

One-to-one Correspondence:

Goal: When given up to 10 objects, Student will independently count and determine how many objects there are (verbally, written, or by pointing to a number) with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly/monthly.

Goal: When given up to 10 items/objects, Student will independently count and move the items to demonstrate 1:1 correspondence and identify how many there are with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Goal: Given 10 addition problems, Student will independently add single digit numbers with regrouping with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials as measured quarterly.

Goal:  Student will independently add a single digit number to a double digit number with and without regrouping with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Goal: Student will independently add double digit numbers to double digit numbers with (or without) regrouping with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Goal: Given 10 addition problems and using a number line, Student will independently add single digit numbers with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Subtraction:

Goal: Student will independently subtract a single digit number form a double digit number with and without regrouping with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Goal: Given 10 subtraction problems, Student will independently subtract double digit numbers from double digit numbers with and without regrouping with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Goal: Student will independently subtract money/price amounts from one another with and without regrouping, while carrying the decimal point with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials as measured quarterly.

Goal: Using a number line, Student will independently subtract numbers (20 or less) with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Telling Time:

Goal: Student will independently tell time to the half hour on an analog clock (verbally or written) with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Goal: Student will independently tell time to the hour on an analog clock (verbally or written) with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Elapsed Time:

Goal: Given a problem with a start time and end time, Student will independently determine how much time has elapsed with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Goal: Given a problem with a start time and duration of activity/event, Student will independently determine what the end time is with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Dollar More:

Goal: Using the dollar more strategy, Student will independently identify the next dollar up when given a price amount with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Goal: Student will independently identify the next dollar amount when given a price, determine how much is needed to make the purchase, and count out the necessary amount (using fake school money) with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Goal: When given a price, student will identify which number is the dollar amount with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Money Identification/Counting Money:

Goal: When given a quarter, dime, nickel, and penny, Student will identify the coin and corresponding value with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Goal: When given a random amount of coins (all of one type), Student will independently count the coins with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Goal: When given a mix of coins (to include quarter, dime, nickel, penny), Student will independently count the coins with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Goal: When given a mixture of coins and dollar bills, Student will independently count the money with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Rounding:

Goal: When give 2, 3, and 4 digit numbers, Student will independently round to the nearest tens, hundreds, thousands independently with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Greater than/Less than:

Goal: Given 2 numbers, pictures, or groups of items, Student will independently determine which number is greater than/less than/equal by selecting or drawing the appropriate symbol (<,>, =) with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Tallying:

Goal: Student will independently count objects or pictures of objects and tally the corresponding amount (up to 15) with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials as measured quarterly.

Goal: Given a number, up to 20, Student will independently tally the corresponding number with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Graphing:

Goal: Given data and a bar graph template, Student will independently construct a bar graph to display the data and answer 3 questions about the data with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Goal: Given a line, pie, or bar graph, Student will independently answer questions about each set of data with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Goal: Given data and a blank graph template, Student will independently construct the graph to display the appropriate data with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Fractions:

Goal: Student will independently identify the numerator and denominator in a fraction with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Goal: When given a picture of a shape divided into parts, Student will independently color the correct sections in to represent the fraction given with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Goal: Student will independently add fractions with like denominators with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Word Problems:

Goal: Student will independently solve one step addition and subtraction word problems with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Goal: Student will independently solve two step word problems (mixed addition and subtraction) with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Goal: Student will independently solve one and two step multiplication world problems with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Goal: Student will independently read a one or two step word problem, identify which operation is to be used, and solve it with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Goal: Given a word problem, Student will independently determine which operation is to be used (+,-,x, /) with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Even/Odd Numbers:

Goal: When given a number, student will independently identify if the number is odd or even (written or verbally), with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Measurement:

Goal: Given varying lines and objects, Student will independently estimate the length of the object/picture, measure it using a ruler, and identify how long the object/picture is with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Multiplication:

Goal: Student will independently solve 10 multiplication facts (2, 3, and 5 facts) with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Goal: Student will independently solve 20 multiplication facts (facts up to 9) with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Division:

Goal: Given a division problem (where the divisor is _____), Student will independently solve it with 100% accuracy on 4 out of 5 trials measured quarterly.

Feel free to use and edit as necessary. It’s up to you how often you want to measure the goals, but remind parents that even if the goal says 5/5 times quarterly, it doesn’t mean you’re only working on it those 5 times. That is just the number of times you’ll take official data. Just make sure it’s a reasonable ## so you have time to take all the data you need. Especially if you have multiple goals/objectives to take data for!

Happy drafting!