Ch 14: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Mathematical Instruction

About This Chapter

Use the lessons in this chapter to get ready for questions about teaching math on the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) Core Subjects EC-6 test.

TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Mathematical Instruction - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our expert instructors help you review strategies for instruction and assessment in mathematics. The lessons will help you correctly answer questions on the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 test about the following topics:

  • Strategies for teaching ELL students
  • Educating special needs students
  • Applying differentiated instruction
  • Aligning mathematics lesson planning with TEKS
  • Using formative versus summative evaluations
  • Developing classroom mathematical assessments

These short lessons all include a practice quiz you can use to assess your retention of the subject matter. In the video lessons, the timeline tags make it easy to find specific topics. You can ask instructors any questions that you have using either the teacher tabs in the lessons or your dashboard.

13 Lessons in Chapter 14: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Mathematical Instruction
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Strategies for Teaching ELL Students

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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.

Aligning Kindergarten Math with TEKS

7. Aligning Kindergarten Math with TEKS

If you are a kindergarten teacher in Texas, you might want some advice on how to align your curriculum with TEKS. This lesson offers you an overview of the standards with an eye toward helping you plan.

Aligning 1st Grade Math with TEKS

8. Aligning 1st Grade Math with TEKS

When we take a road trip vacation, we use a map, and similarly, teachers in Texas use the TEKS as a map to what they will teach. In this lesson, you will read about how to navigate and use the 1st grade math TEKS as a curriculum guide.

Aligning 2nd Grade Math with TEKS

9. Aligning 2nd Grade Math with TEKS

If you are a teacher in Texas, you understand the importance of working with the TEKS framework. This lesson offers you some ideas for aligning your math curriculum with the expectations of state standards.

Aligning 3rd Grade Math with TEKS

10. Aligning 3rd Grade Math with TEKS

Under TEKS, math is one of the most important and rigorous subjects for third grade. This lesson provides you with an overview that can help you align your third grade math curriculum with this set of standards.

Aligning 4th Grade Math with TEKS

11. Aligning 4th Grade Math with TEKS

If you are a teacher in Texas, you understand the importance of working with TEKS. This lesson offers you an overview of how to align your fourth grade math curriculum with the standards.

Aligning 5th Grade Math with TEKS

12. Aligning 5th Grade Math with TEKS

The 5th Grade Math TEKS can seem mystifying and complicated to read and understand, but in this lesson, you will learn how to locate, read, and work with the 5th Grade Math TEKS to provide phenomenal lessons that are clear and understandable.

Aligning 6th Grade Math with TEKS

13. Aligning 6th Grade Math with TEKS

Teachers in Texas need to work hard to align their curriculum and instruction with TEKS. This lesson gives you an overview of the sixth grade math standards and offers some suggestions for facilitating alignment.

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