Ch 43: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Math Instruction & Assessment

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During your study sessions for the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 test, this chapter on math instruction and assessment can help you re-familiarize yourself with teaching strategies for a diverse student population.

TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Math Instruction & Assessment - Chapter Summary

The TExES Core Subjects 4-8 test is a certification test that measures your subject knowledge and your teaching ability. To improve your knowledge of math instruction and assessment methods, go through all of the major topics addressed in this chapter, such as the following:

  • The strategies and theories of Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT)
  • Building lessons for ELL students
  • Addressing special-needs students in lesson plans
  • Creating a learning environment that adapts to the students
  • Aligning math lesson plans with TEKS
  • The pros and cons of different assessments and evaluations in the classroom

If you want to get yourself ready for the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 test, start by looking through the lesson titles within this chapter. You'll notice that we take major topics, like math instruction and assessment, and break those big topics down into mini-lessons. Since most of these lessons can be completed in less than 10 minutes, you can more easily fit study sessions into your busy schedule. Furthermore, these shorter lessons let you get through our materials faster, giving you a sense of accomplishment and a desire to keep on studying.

As you look through the lesson titles, you may think that you already know the information. If that's the case, test yourself by answering the quiz questions attached to each lesson. The questions are multiple-choice, and if you answer all of them correctly, you'll know for a fact that you understand the material for that lesson. Likewise, if you answer the questions incorrectly, you will also instantly know which lessons you should review.

7 Lessons in Chapter 43: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Math Instruction & Assessment
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Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): Theory, Research & Strategies

1. Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): Theory, Research & Strategies

A person's culture can impact their approach to education and the way they learn. In this lesson, we'll examine culturally responsive teaching, a teaching method that takes into account students' cultures to help them succeed.

Strategies for Teaching ELL Students

2. Strategies for Teaching ELL Students

This lesson will highlight strategies that can be used to help English Language Learners in the classroom, such as the use of pictures and small groups. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge of methods for teaching ELL students.

Educating Students with Special Needs

3. Educating Students with Special Needs

In this lesson, we will explore how to educate students with special needs. We will specifically address how the educational needs of these students are best served if they are in a mainstream classroom being taught alongside their peers.

Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

4. Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

Differentiated instruction is a great strategy that teachers use to accommodate a wide variety of learning needs. In this lesson, we discuss differentiated instruction and identify which aspects of the classroom can be differentiated.

Planning a Mathematics Lesson to Align with TEKS

5. Planning a Mathematics Lesson to Align with TEKS

With teachers under increasing scrutiny about outcomes, it is becoming more and more important to make sure that what is taught matches up with state objectives. In this lesson, we'll learn how to match math lessons to TEKS objectives.

Standardized Assessments & Formative vs. Summative Evaluations

6. Standardized Assessments & Formative vs. Summative Evaluations

If you have ever attended a public school or college you have been subjected to a form of standardized assessment. These assessments serve multiple purposes and provide valuable information regarding one's abilities, understanding and potential. This lesson will introduce you to the types of standardized assessments commonly used in schools and discuss two other types of assessments: formative and summative.

Developing Mathematical Assessments for the Classroom

7. Developing Mathematical Assessments for the Classroom

Assessments are an essential part of the teaching process. In this lesson, you'll learn how to develop mathematical assessments for the classroom. You'll also explore major types of assessments that can test your students' understanding.

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