August 24, 2014 will mark the beginning of the 365-day countdown to when high school teachers will be required to teach the new high school math Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Teachers across the state have been working hard to prepare for the changes. Districts are adjusting instruction, instructional materials and assessments to ensure students will learn the new standards successfully.
On Friday, July 25, 2014, the Texas Education Agency released a document to better assist teachers in this process, The Revised Mathematics TEKS: Side-by-Side Comparison documents for Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry.
The documents show educators in a user-friendly, color-coded template, what content has been added, deleted, has remained the same and/or has been clarified. In addition, the document provides critical instructional implication details in the Supporting Information column.
Since the value of collaboration is far greater than the knowledge of any one person, we ask you:
“How are you preparing to teach the new high school math TEKS?” (See comment box below)
We look forward to your responses via the comment field of this blog. All answers will be compiled anonymously in an upcoming blog post by the end of July. Thank you for participating.
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