Resources for the Revised Mathematics TEKS

In April 2012, the State Board of Education (SBOE) adopted revisions to the mathematics Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for kindergarten - grade 12. This page provides resources to assist parents and teachers in the transition to the revised mathematics TEKS for K-8, which were implemented in 2014-2015.

Resources for Parents

Supporting Information: These documents offer additional information regarding the standards as drawn from the Side-by-Side TEKS Comparison documents, frequently asked questions, and teachers.

Revised Math TEKS: The math TEKS are available online.

Interactive Math Glossary: (outside source): This glossary was developed for teachers, but is helpful to parents in exploring and understanding mathematics vocabulary used in the K-8 math TEKS. Each term is displayed in a four quadrant Frayer Model that includes My Definition, Key Characteristics, Example, and Non-example. 

Side-by-Side TEKS Comparison Documents: These documents present a side-by-side comparison of the old math TEKS and the current math TEKS for kindergarten through high school courses.

Kindergarten Math TEKS Side-by-Side Comparison (PDF, 625KB)

Grade 1 Math TEKS Side-by-Side Comparison (PDF, 1207KB)

Grade 2 Math TEKS Side-by-Side Comparison (PDF, 887KB)

Grade 3 Math TEKS Side-by-Side Comparison (PDF, 702KB)

Grade 4 Math TEKS Side-by-Side Comparison (PDF, 926KB)

Grade 5 Math TEKS Side-by-Side Comparison (PDF, 711KB)

Grade 6 Math TEKS Side-by-Side Comparison (PDF, 679KB)

Grade 7 Math TEKS Side-by-Side Comparison (PDF, 684KB)

Grade 8 Math TEKS Side-by-Side Comparison (PDF, 737KB)

Algebra I TEKS Side-by-Side Comparison (PDF, 1011KB)

Algebra II TEKS Side-by-Side Comparison (PDF, 1102KB)

Geometry TEKS Side-by-Side Comparison (PDF, 728KB)

PreCalculus TEKS Side-by-Side Comparison (PDF, 491KB)

Math Models with Applications TEKS Side-by-Side Comparison (PDF, 494KB)

Advanced Quantitative Reasoning TEKS Side-by-Side Comparison (PDF, 503KB)

Resources for Teachers

Support Documents and Resources 

Supporting Information (outside source): These documents offer additional information regarding the standards as drawn from the Side-by-Side TEKS Comparison documents, frequently asked questions, and teachers.

Vertical Alignment Charts(outside source): The vertical alignment charts demonstrate the progression of mathematics content across the grade levels.  

Interactive Math Glossary (outside source): This glossary helps teachers explore and understand mathematics vocabulary used in the grades K - 8 TEKS. Each term is displayed in a four quadrant Frayer Model that includes My Definition, Key Characteristics, Example, and Non-example. 

Texas Response to the Curriculum Focal Points (outside source): This document organizes the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) around key conceptual ideas that emphasize integration of concepts across the strands/skills and lead naturally to mathematical connections and higher-level thinking.

TEKS with “Such As” Statements (PDF, 638KB): This document shows the TEKS with “such as” statements that were removed at second reading and final adoption of the TEKS.

Mathematics TEKS Review: This page provides information regarding the review and revision of the mathematics TEKS. The following lists include individuals appointed by the SBOE to serve on mathematics TEKS review committees:

Kindergarten through Grade 5 (PDF, 67KB)

Grades 6-8 (PDF, 70KB)

High School (PDF, 71KB)

Professional Development Courses

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 TEKS. Links are provided below so teachers may enroll in the following courses: 

The Revised Math TEKS (2012) with Supporting Documents 

 Revised Math TEKS: Module 1 (outside source)

The Revised Math TEKS (2012): Applying the Mathematical Process Standards 

 Revised Math TEKS: Module 2 (outside source)

The Revised Math TEKS (2012): Completing the Gap Analysis 

 Revised Math TEKS: Module 3  (outside source)

The Revised Math TEKS (2012): Achieving Fluency and Proficiency 

 Revised Math TEKS: Module 4 (outside source)

Grade 7 and 8 Math OnTRACK™ Lessons and Gateway Resources

 

On Track for college readiness

OnTRACK Lessons for Grades 7 and 8 Math: OnTRACK lessons are supplementary lessons aligned to the math TEKS. The lessons use videos, graphics, and interactives to support classroom instruction and facilitate individualized interventions for students. Teachers may follow this link (outside source) to preview the lessons. Districts may import copies of OnTRACK Lessons for local use.

Texas: Algebra Ready (TXAR) Initiative: The ESTAR/MSTAR assessments are a part of the TXAR initiative. The ESTAR/MSTAR Universal Screeners (outside source) for grades 2 - 8 are used to identify students who are at-risk for struggling with algebra-related core instruction. The ESTAR/MSTAR Diagnostic Assessments (outside source) are used to identify why students are struggling with algebra-related core instruction.

Training for the ESTAR/MSTAR assessments can be accessed with the following links.