The photo shows a snippet of a handout I use as a discovery activity for solving systems by graphing. It shows the use of color coding as well. I start the lesson with a do now handout that reviews graphing, checking a solution for a system and previews a word problem modeled by a system.

## Excel Software as Accommodation

I had a 7th grade student with PDD-NOS who was tested at a kindergarten math level. He struggled with graphing. I taught him to use Excel on the computer to generate graphs and gave him a standing direction to use it whenever we had a graph to complete. The top photo below shows a warm-up problem (“do now”) his class was given. A classmate’s artifact is shown at the right.

My student walked in, saw the assignment was a graph problem and jumped on the computer. Below is the graph he created on his own.