Mrs. Manickas
Welcome to Mrs. Manickas's Differentiation Instruction


I am the Differentiation Instructor for math and reading at Aitken School.  My role is to identify (along with the classroom teachers) students’ individual learning strengths, needs, and interests.  Once identified, students come to me in small groups where I deliver instruction that is personalized by content, process, and/or product. 

Math and Reading

There are many books that have math themes.  It is so fun to combine the relaxing and enjoyable activity of reading with mathematics.

:  Begin reading and then stop when you come to a math situation.

:  Ask a question about the math

:  Continue this way as long as your child stays interested and doesn’t lose the storyline.

Below are some of my favorite books with a math theme. 

Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! A Mathematical Story by Marilyn Burns is one of my very favorite books.

Full House: An Invitation to Fractions by Dayle Ann Dodds is another one of my personal favorites.

The Grapes of Math  by Greg Tang  Children are introduced to problem solving through engaging math riddles.


Happy Reading and Calculating!!!!!

If you have any questions about what is going on with differentiation, please contact me at (508) 336-5230 or email me at  Also, read my short article in the Aitken To Know each month to find out what’s happening with differentiation.