Using the Mathematical Processes to Reach the STAARs

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

Is there more to math than the math? The design of our TEKS not only discusses the math content but also process standards.

  • Why are the process standards in EVERY grade level?
  • How do the process standards influence our pedagogy?
  • Where did these process standards come from?

The placement of the process standards at the beginning of the knowledge and skills listed for each grade and course is intentional. The process standards weave the other knowledge and skills together. The process standards are integrated at every grade level and course.

It is through these process standards that students build habits of mind; these standards also create an atmosphere of thinking and reasoning in the classroom. Come find ways to reinvigorate your classroom around the content you already know and use.

This session will share ideas about planning instruction with the process standards. Participants will identify high-quality tasks and purposeful questions that promote reasoning and problem solving. Discourse will be fostered through hands-on investigations with high cognitive demand.

Sessions run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and include continental breakfast and lunch. Hotel accommodations and other travel expenses to the sessions are the responsibility of the attendee.