Mathematics

 

This page provides information on curriculum, assessment, rules, etc. We welcome any suggestions to improve this page for individuals working to provide high quality math programs for students. Join the mathematics mailing list and receive updates as information becomes available. 

The Division of Curriculum mathematics team provides direction and leadership to the mathematics programs, Kindergarten through grade 12.  

The mathematics staff does the following:

  • Assist districts statewide with implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for mathematics
  • Oversees the development and management of state-funded professional development programs
  • Collaborates with the Division of Student Assessment in the development of state mathematics assessments
  • Assists the Division of Instructional Materials and Educational Technology (IMET) in overseeing the textbook adoption process for K-12 mathematics instructional materials
  • Reviews state certifications related to mathematics with the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC)

The mathematics team provides ongoing communication with the field related to mathematics curriculum and graduation requirements in Chapter 74.

Announcements

Congratulations Wendy Hendry, Colleyville ISD math teacher, on being selected as the 2012 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) mathematics winner for Texas.

Professional Development

Several statewide mathematics professional development courses are currently available face-to-face at your ESC and online though Project Share. New courses will be available soon. For details on available courses and how to access them, contact your ESC, visit the Texas Algebra Ready website, or visit http://projectsharetexas.org/.

Related Links

The resources below address various topics related to teacher assignments, the standards, and instructional materials.

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics 19 TAC Chapter 111

Proclamation 2014 (Adopted Instruction Material Grades K-8)

Proclamation 2015 (Adopted Instructional Material High School Courses) (Coming Soon)

Teacher Certification Assignment Chart

Project Share (outside source)

Career and College Readiness Standards (outside source)

Awards

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation’s highest honors for mathematics and science teachers.  

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (outside source)

Assessment Links

The following links provide support from the Student Assessment Division.

STAAR Resources

Calculator Policy

Student Assessment Division

Response to Intervention Materials (RtI)

The following links provide free resources for Texas teachers to assist students in all tiers of the RtI framework.

ESTAR/MSTAR (outside source)

Texas Algebra Ready (TXAR) Initiative (outside source) 

Texas Achievement Item Repository (TxAIR) (outside source)

Texas Regional Collaboratives (outside source):  The Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching (TRC) support a network of K-16 partnerships to provide high-quality, sustained, and intensive teacher mentoring focused on strengthening science and mathematics content and pedagogy. This infrastructure of over 56 institutions of higher education collaborates with the Texas Education Agency, education service centers, school districts, and business partners. The TRC has an 18-year track record of designing and implementing exemplary professional development using research-based instructional models, materials, and best practices. Visit the TRC to receive the latest information about science professional development.

Texas SUCCESS (outside source)

Think Through Math Texas (outside source)

OnTrack Courses (outside source)

Kid2Kid Videos (outside source)

Documents

The following documents are provided to assist math teachers in the planning process.

Revised Mathematics TEKS: Side-by-Side TEKS Comparison

Texas Response to Curriculum Focal Points, Revised 2013

Vertical Alignment Charts

Contacts

James Slack, Statewide Mathematics Coordinator
james.slack@tea.state.tx.us
Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701-1401
(512) 463-9581

Jo Ann Bilderback, Math/Science Manager
joann.bilderback@tea.state.tx.us
Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701-1401
(512) 463-9581

Curriculum Division
curriculum@tea.state.tx.us
(512) 463-9581

 

Page last modified on 10/10/2014 11:42:01 AM.