Through the lens of problem solving, learn how to measure K-5 student performance against the TEKS. Discover strategies for promoting mathematical communication, reasoning and higher-order thinking as well as how to improve teaching and learning opportunities for K-5 students.
This session focuses on:
- Engaging instructional tools to effectively implement the Math TEKS.
- Underlying concepts and processes behind this teaching/learning approach.
- Essential of performance-based assessment and instruction to support the TEKS Mathematical Processes.
Exemplars K-5 math tasks, rubrics and anchor papers are incorporated throughout the workshop. The vocabulary for problem solving is defined and problem-solving strategies are explored. Mathematical communication and application of mathematical concepts across math strand will be shown. Discussion topics also include: differentiating instruction, encouraging student involvement and developing a student's ability to assess his/her own work to improve performance.