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Perfecting Percents
Students will engage in an activity that allows them to explore the different parts of percents: part, whole, and percent, and develop conceptual understanding of percents through the Concrete, Representational, Abstract (CRA) method of instruction.
Roll With It
Students will experience a handson lesson regarding ratios. While doing this, students will deepen their understanding of the concepts of ratios.
Hopping into RealWorld Ratios
Students will listen to a book read aloud called If You Hopped Like a Frog that introduces students to proportions. Students will then create word problems for the different animals and their proportions in the story.
Independent and Dependent Variable in Tables and Graphs
Students will use information in a realworld scenario to create a table or graph, translate the meaning of the table or graph, and identify the independent and dependent quantities.
How Does the Cookie Crumble?
Students will selfdiscover how to multiply mixed numbers by using background knowledge of estimation, computations, and real world application of a recipe.
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Related to the Unit
In fifth grade, students will be able to multiply and divide whole numbers, which will lead into multiplication and division of decimals in sixth grade. That same year, they will model products and quotients of decimals to the hundredths place. This concrete model will lead them to a better understanding of the algorithm in fifth and sixth grade.
As fifth graders, students will model multiplication and division of a fraction and a whole number. The following year, students are expected to multiply and divide all types of fractions.
In addition, during sixth grade, students are introduced to integers (negative whole numbers) and will be able to model and solve all operations with integers. All of the skills previously stated will lead students to be able to perform all operations of rational numbers without models (positive and negative fractions, decimals, and whole numbers) in seventh grade.
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TXRCFP: Texas Response to Curriculum Focal Points for K8 Mathematics Revised 2013
The Texas Response to Curriculum Focal Points Revised 2013 was created from the 2012 revision of the TEKS as a guide for implementation of effective mathematics instruction by identifying critical areas of content at each grade level.
Vertical Alignment Charts for Revised Mathematics TEKS
This resource provides vertical alignment charts for the revised mathematics TEKS.
Area of Triangles, Parallelograms, and Trapezoids
These activities provide an opportunity for students to explore the area formulas for triangles, trapezoids, and parallelograms.
Interactive Math Glossary
Selecting and Using Representations for Collected Data
Given a variety of data (including line plots, line graphs, stem and leaf plots, circle graphs, bar graphs, box and whisker plots, histograms, and Venn diagrams), the student will select and use an appropriate representation for presenting and displaying relationships among the collected data with and without the use of technology
Determining Slopes from Equations, Graphs, and Tables
Given algebraic, tabular, and graphical representations of linear functions, the student will determine the slope of the relationship from each of the representations.
Applying the Order of Operations
Given a numerical expression including whole number exponents and prime factorization, students will use the order of operations to generate an equivalent expression.
Generating Equivalent Forms of Rational Numbers
Given information about a rational number in one form (fraction, decimal, or percent) in a realworld context such as financial mathematics, students will generate an equivalent rational number in a different form.
Mathematics TEKS: Supporting Information
This resource presents supporting information of the mathematics TEKS for Kindergarten through Grade 12.
ESTAR/MSTAR
The ESTAR/MSTAR Universal Screeners and Diagnostic Assessments are a formative assessment system administered to students in grades 2–8 to support instructional decisions in mathematics.
Rational Number Coefficients
Rational Number Coefficients
Equations: Combining Like Terms
Equations: Combining Like Terms
Equations: Vertical Alignment Discussion
Discussing the best way to help students understand the process of solving an equation.
Multiple Representations: Tables to Equations and Graphs
Learn about differences between multiple representations in 8th grade and in Algebra I, including tables, equations, and graphs.
Integer Operations: Addition and Subtraction Models
Integer Operations: Addition and Subtraction Models