Mathematics

The mathematics web page provides clarification, guidance, and support to mathematics stakeholders, including districts, schools, parents, educators, and students, for the development and implementation of the K–12 mathematics Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and mathematics graduation requirements.

Announcements

PAEMST Texas State Finalists for 2024

The 2023 competition recognizes kindergarten through grade 6 mathematics and science teachers whose innovative methods bring teaching to life in the classroom. The Texas state elementary finalists we are listed below:

  • Tracy Fumo teaches grade 5 at Caldwell Performing Arts Academy in Tyler, TX.
  • Lauren Palos teaches grade 4 math and science at Stuchbery Elementary School in Pasadena ISD in Pasadena, TX.
  • Mark Rogers teaches grade 5 at Austin Achieve Middle School, Austin, TX.

Middle School Advanced Mathematics Program Webpage

For additional information and updates, please visit the Middle School Advanced Mathematics Program.

Math Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We have answers.

We have collected questions from over the years and compiled them and the answers on a brand-new Mathematics Frequently Asked Questions.

Current Mathematics TEKS

The links below provide access to the web-based version of the current mathematics Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), which are the state standards for what students should know and be able to do. You can also access a PDF version of the TEKS.

Additional related standards that support the TEKS

Mathematics Curriculum Materials

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

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Instructional Materials Proclamations

To see the SBOE adopted instructional Materials for kindergarten through grade 8, please visit Proclamation 2014.

To see the SBOE adopted instructional Materials for high school, please visit Proclamation 2015.

Texas Open Education Resources

: state-developed materials where the underlying intellectual property is either owned by the state of Texas or it can be freely used and modified by the state in perpetuity. These materials are made freely available forever in digital form to Texas school districts and educators to use or modify as they see fit. They can be printed to ensure students have access to paper instructional materials. In the future, 鶹ý plans to ensure students have access to printed versions at cost. Finally, these materials are updated to improve their quality with new versions over time based on feedback from teachers and parents.

Texas Gateway

Gain instant access to the content you seek, whether you are looking for “just-in-time” resources that you can leverage during a particular lesson, sequenced binders of instruction that you can assign to students, or self-directed PD training courses that you can take to earn CPE credit hours. This is the gateway to the content you need for your classroom and for yourself, even as these needs shift from day to day. <From the Texas Gateway - About webpage>

For more information visit the .

ESTAR / MSTAR

The purpose of the ESTAR/MSTAR US are to help guide instructional decisions in relation to students’ readiness for algebra. The results, which are reported using the Response to Intervention tiers, can be used to help teachers determine if students are on track or at risk for meeting curricular expectations in algebra and for algebra readiness. Results also help teachers determine the intensity of the instructional support students need if they have been identified as at risk for not meeting curricular expectations in algebra and for algebra readiness. Teachers are able to monitor students’ risk status by administering comparable forms of the ESTAR/MSTAR US in fall, winter, and early spring. <This paragraph is from the Texas Gateway for example purposes only>

To learn more, visiton the Texas Gateway

K - 2 Rapid Assessment

Educators now have several new K-2-math diagnostic tools. Texas A&M University and national early childhood math expert Dr. Herb Ginsberg of Columbia University have developed two types of diagnostic tools for K-2 teachers: A rapid assessment tool and a flexible interview assessment.

The rapid assessment offers a quick gauge of student ability. The flexible interview technique offers a deeper understanding of student cognitive ability based on underlying research in the area of questioning strategy. Together these tools add to teacher capabilities at the important early grades and allow educators to more effectively measure a student’s grasp of key math concepts.

For more information, please visit .

Related STAAR Materials

The following links provide support from the Student Assessment Division.

For questions regarding these resources, please contact the Student Assessment Division vis their .

Several statewide mathematics professional development courses are currently available face-to-face at your ESC and online through the Texas Math Support Center. New courses will be available soon. For details on available courses and how to access them, contact your ESC, visit the website, or visit .

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

Revised Math TEKS Videos

Teachers who need assistance may contact the help desk at txgateway@tea.texas.gov.
The Revised Math TEKS (2012): The goals for participation are to become familiar with the supporting documents, to examine how to use the documents to improve overall mathematics instruction, and to explore vertical alignment of mathematical concepts and processes within the revised math TE KS. Links are provided below so teachers may enroll in the following courses:

  • The Revised Math TEKS (2012) with Supporting Documents (outside source)
  • The Revised Math TEKS (2012): Applying the Mathematical Process Standards (outside source)
  • The Revised Math TEKS (2012): Completing the Gap Analysis (outside source)
  • The Revised Math TEKS (2012): Achieving Fluency and Proficiency (outside source)

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (PAEMST)

Overview

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K - 12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teaching. The awards were established by Congress in 1983. The National Science Foundation, under the direction of the White House, approves the Texas candidates for the national award. This fall, the cycle will be for teachers of grade 7 through grade 12.

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If you are interested in helping out the 2024-2025 review cycle as either a mentor or reviewer, or have any other questions, please contact your Texas State PAEMST Coordinators at tx_paemst@tea.texas.gov.

PAEMST Texas State Finalists for 2023

The 2023 competition recognizes grades 7 through grade 12 mathematics and science teachers whose innovative methods bring teaching to life in the classroom. The Texas state secondary finalists we are listed below:

  • Sarah DiMaria teaches Precalculus and AP Calculus at Cedars International Charter School in Austin, TX.
  • Timothy McMahon teaches Precalculus, AP Calculus, and AP Statistics at Kaufman High School in Kaufman ISD in Kaufman, TX.
  • Michelle Duphorne teaches Advanced Algebra I, Algebra I, Advance Geometry, AP Calculus, and AP Statistics at Grand Prairie College Institute in Grand Prairie ISD, Grand Prairie, TX.
  • Sara Stieg teaches seventh grade Honors Math and eighth grade Algebra I at North Ridge Middle School in Birdville ISD, North Richland Hills, TX.
Contact Information

Curriculum Standards and Student Support

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Math and Science Team

Shawna Wiebusch
Math and Science Director

Carla Bailey
Elementary Math/Science Content Specialist

Julie Kuhn
Mathematics Achievement Academies Coordinator

James Slack
Secondary Mathematics Specialist

Michelle Sedberry
Statewide STEM Coordinator

Liz Baker
Secondary Science Specialist