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Ch 12: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Mathematical Instruction

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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.

6 Lessons in Chapter 12: 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.

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