Navigating and Understanding the Mathematics TEKS

Grade-level focus:  K–5, 6-8, 9-12 Select appropriate grade band below
Session audience: Mathematics teachers, coaches, and instructional specialists
Session duration: One day session

In this session, you will have the opportunity to delve deeply into the revised Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Mathematics to gain a robust understanding of the purpose, intent, and depth of the standards. Participants should select the session that uses examples appropriate for their grade level.

Together, we can explore and answer such questions as:

• What brings together the material taught, assessed, and learned in your classroom?

• How do you know what you should be teaching?

• Do you want to explore different ways you can meet state standards and help your students excel in math?

This session is designed to foster a commitment to—and a sense of urgency about—engaging in an ongoing study of the standards throughout your school and your district so that mathematics instruction can be aligned with the standards.

Participants will practice using Dana Center tools to explore the horizontal (across concepts) and vertical (across grades or courses) alignment of the standards. These tools can be used collaboratively by groups of teachers to build a common understanding of the standards and to align the instructional program to them. Participants will master the tools needed to take the next steps toward implementing the standards in the classroom to help students succeed in mathematics.

Join us to master the tools necessary for successful implementation of the TEKS and learn how you can use them to your advantage to enhance your classroom’s learning environment.

Each participant will receive a printed copy of the Dana Center’s Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics booklet and a TEKS Mathematics chart.