In the Mathematics Achievement Academy participants will:
- examine the TEKS based on learning progressions and critical checkpoints for student understanding;
- experience classroom-ready activities, including formative assessment and follow-up activities that account for learner variability;
- build a toolkit of strategies and key questions through analysis of activities for students with disabilities, English language learners, students struggling to learn mathematics, and gifted learners; and
- explore structures that provide opportunities for meaningful practice and feedback.
Through hands-on activities focusing on whole number operations and fraction concepts, these academies are designed to strengthen participants’ knowledge of mathematics’ concepts and processes, improve overall mathematics instruction, and lead to student success on statewide assessments and post-secondary readiness.