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Finding Common Denominators
Students will work collaboratively to explore and sketch solutions to realworld addition problems involving fractions with unlike denominators. Students will be given the opportunity to use manipulatives and participate in group discussions to reflect on their learning.
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Vertical Alignment
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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.
Modeling the Volume of a Rectangular Prism
This activity provides an opportunity for students to model the volume of a rectangular prism and make connections to the formula, V=l ´ w ´ h.
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
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.
Measurement: Converting Units of Measure
Measurement: Converting Units of Measure
Building to Measurement with a Ruler
Building to Measurement with a Ruler
Addition and Subtraction of Fractions Grade 4
Addition and subtraction of fractions grade 4.
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Numbers Grades 5–7
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Numbers Grades 5–7
Teacher2Teacher Math Video Series
This resource contain links to video resources that demonstrate strategies for teaching mathematics concepts.
TEA Statistics PowerPoint Slides
Instructor PowerPoint slides for TEA High School Statistics opensource instructional material.
2 Instructional Support Ancillaries for Statistics
Ancillaries for TEA Statistics
Young Architects
Students will explore area by finding square footage of the “dream home” they designed. They will use any method with which they feel confident, using skills that have been previously taught.
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Related to the Unit
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Trip to the Theme Park
Students will work on a realworld based project in class involving multiplication of decimals requiring budgeting skills.
Explain Your Thinking!
Students will use numberless and numbered logic problems as well as a rubric to practice selfreflection and justify their thinking.
Give a Hoot . . . Fraction Scoot
Students will add and subtract unlike denominators using pictorial models and manipulatives. During the lesson, they will use both group and independent work to build confidence as they use a variety of formative assessments to check for understanding. The final activity in the lesson has both application of the concepts being taught and a personal reflection of understanding.
Analyzing Bar Graphs: Candy Machines
Working in groups, students will examine a bag of candy to determine if the machine that bags the candy is working properly. They will organize data on the colors of the candy in a frequency table and a bar graph. They will calculate the fraction of each color in the bag and compare the fractions to a quota set up by the factory to determine if the machine needs maintenance. Students will create a report about their findings, write a question that requires students to interpret data represented in a bar graph, and reflect in their journals.
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Vertical Alignment
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