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TXRCFP: Texas Response to Curriculum Focal Points for K-8 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.

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Introduction to Plate Tectonics

This resource is intended to use for Tier I classroom instruction.

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Human Impact

This resource can be used, in conjunction with best practices, for Tier I classroom instruction.

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Vertical Alignment Charts for Revised Mathematics TEKS

This resource provides vertical alignment charts for the revised mathematics TEKS.

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Exploring the Ratio of Circumference to Diameter

This activity provides an opportunity for students to explore the ratio of the circumference of its circle to the length of its diameter in order to generalize the ratio for pi.

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Texas Performance Standards Project

These videos introduce the Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP), a resource for providing differentiated instruction to gifted/talented (G/T) students.

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Converting Between Measurement Systems

Given a real-world situation with measurements in either metric/SI or customary units, the student will solve a problem requiring them to convert from one system to the other.

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Interactive Math Glossary

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Recognizing Misuses of Graphical or Numerical Information

Given a problem situation, the student will analyze data presented in graphical or tabular form by evaluating the predictions and conclusions based on the information given.

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Evaluating Methods of Sampling from a Set of Data

Given a problem situation, the student will evaluate a method of sampling to determine the validity of an inference made from the set of data.

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Dichotomous Keys Murder Mystery

A resource for the instruction of (7)(11)(A) involving the use of dichotomous keys for identification.

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Texas Online College and Career Readiness

The videos in this resource introduce the Online College and Career Readiness Resource Center. The OCCRRC is a comprehensive tool for college and career development in Texas.

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Using Multiplication by a Constant Factor

Given problems involving proportional relationships, the student will use multiplication by a constant factor to solve the problems.

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Predicting, Finding, and Justifying Data from a Table

Given data in table form, the student will use the data table to interpret solutions to problems.

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Predicting, Finding, and Justifying Data from Verbal Descriptions

Given data in a verbal description, the student will use equations and tables to solve and interpret solutions to problems.

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Tone is in the Fear of the Beholder: Reading and Writing Using Multimodal Mentor Texts

This resource is a demonstration lesson presented at the 2014 Write for Texas Summer Institute. It provides a snapshot of a four to five week unit that engages students in the reading and writing workshop model.

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Teaching Sentence Skills

This resource series is designed to enhance teachers' knowledge and skill so they can effectively teach grammar in context. Teaching grammar in context uses powerful models like sentences within mentor texts, rather than marking errors and correcting weak or wrong examples.

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Selecting and Using Appropriate Operations

Given problem situations, the student will select and use appropriate operations to solve problems and justify the choice of operations.

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Solving Problems that Include Fractions and Decimals

Given problem situations, the student will use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to solve problems involving positive and negative fractions and decimals.

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Graphing Data to Demonstrate Relationships

Given problem situations, the student will graph data with a constant rate of change to demonstrate relationships in familiar concepts, such as scaling.