Laura Adkins

Math Intervention Teacher

Lamar Elementary

Welcome to Lamar Elementary School

My name is Laura Adkins and I have the amazing opportunity to help develop students' math skills and support teachers in their instruction. This will be my 17th year teaching overall, my 10th year teaching in NBISD, and my 6th year as a math intervention teacher. I have classroom teaching experience in 2nd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and as a dyslexia specialist.  I also have four wonderful daughters, Emily, Abigail, Kimberly, and Kalie.  Please contact me if I can help you in any way. 

Lamar Math Intervention Schedule 2017-2018

7:15-7:45            Morning Support and Tutoring

7:55-8:45            2nd grade

8:45-11:00          Instructional Coaching Time and Planning Time

11:00-11:30       Lunch Duty

11:45-12:35       3rd grade

12:35-1:05         Lunch

1:05-1:55            4th grade

1:55-2:45            5th grade

Mrs. Adkin's Contact Information

Monday-Friday @ Lamar

School Hours: 7:45-2:55

Room 103

Conference Time:  time varies-please email me to set an appointment

Campus: 830-627-6890

Classroom: 830-627-6952 (will go to voicemail during school hours)




Math Dictionary for Kids

A quick reference link is available; as well as free printables. Definitions and pictures are included to explain the terms. (If the link is not working, copy and paste it into the URL.)

BASIC MATH FACTS (+, - , x , ÷)


Math Bingo

Choose the operation you want to practice and a level of difficulty (easy, medium, or hard), then try to BINGO!


Sheppard Software

This website has all sorts of games to practice basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts. (If the link is not working, copy and paste it into the URL.)


Clear It Multiplication

Students must find the multiplication fact on a board that matches a given number. Clear all the numbers off the board as fast as you can.




Thinking blocks

Video tutorials are available to help teach and model how to use the blocks to represent a word problem.  Problems are available for students to practice on. This would be great to reinforce model drawing in class (whole group or small group) or to use at home.  OR





Select a grade level then select “Number” to see a variety of math games.


AAA Math

Nothing but good old plain practice. Select a grade, then choose the skill you need.


KHAN Academy

Forget how to solve that type of problem? Khan Academy offers videos to teach you how to do it.

Websites for Teachers

What Works Clearinghouse

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics


Mrs. Bevil's Symbaloo


Monthly Skills: Click on the links below.

Please note that plans are fluid and may change based on student needs.

October Lesson Outline

November Lesson Outline

December Lesson Outline

January Lesson Outline

February Lesson Outline

March Lesson Outline

April Lesson Outline



Math Fluency

Did you know that just by knowing your basic math facts you are freeing up brain space to solve harder problems? It's true, research shows that acquiring fluency and automaticity of basic math facts opens the door for complex and higher level thinking. Future success in math is dependent on knowing the basic math facts. You can help your child progress and learn faster by practicing at home. You can easily make flash cards with index cards. Here are my recommendations for what types of facts to focus on in each grade level:


1st grade- addition

2nd grade- addition and subtraction

3rd grade- multiplication

4th grade- multiplication and division

5th grade- multiplication and division is a free website to help kids practice. Your email is needed to sign up.




Math Vocabulary

Incorporating math vocabulary into your environment at home is a great way to support your child's success in math. Here are some suggestions to help you initiate daily "math talk" at home. 



sum, addends, total, altogether, joined, deposit, gained, increased


difference, before, minus, comparisons such as: more than/less than, "er" words (taller faster, higher, etc.)


product, times, of, groups of, double, twice as many


quotient, each, every, per, average, divided, equal parts, divisible


compare, order, round, estimate, number line, prime numbers, composite numbers, factors, multiples, fact families 


tenths, hundredths, thousandths, place value, round to the nearest cent, round to the nearest dollar, round to the nearest whole number


numerator, denominator, mixed number, proper fraction, improper fraction, simplify, equivalent fractions


right angles, acute angles, obtuse angles, parallel lines, perpendicular lines, intersecting lines, similar, congruent, line of symmetry, area, perimeter, volume, polygons, edges, vertex/vertice, face

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