Math Sessions

Friday, March 17, 2017

TEA UPDATES - New On TRACK lessons, Teacher2Teacher Videos, and Supporting Documents for High School

Resources Update – OnTRACK Lessons
Two OnTRACK lessons for grade 6 have been added to the Texas Gateway. Each is filled with instruction and interactives designed to assist students is sixth grade mathematics. Additional lessons are in development.
Applying the Order of Operations:

Generating Equivalent Forms of Rational Numbers: 

Resources Update – Teacher2Teacher Videos

Teacher2Teacher Videos are available on the Texas Gateway. The topics include conversions within a measurement system; solving with one-step, one-variable equations with rational coefficients; and solving equations by combining like terms. These videos include transitioning from various strategies to the standard algorithm. You can access the videos at Additional videos are in production.

Resources Update – Supporting Information Documents for High School
Supporting Information documents for Statistics and Algebraic Reasoning have been added to the Texas Gateway at The Supporting Information documents are arranged as they appear in the Texas Administrative Code and provide further explanation of information found in the Side-by-Side TEKS Comparison documents. The Side-by-Side TEKS Comparison documents for those courses have been moved from the Texas Gateway, to the Resources for the Revised Mathematics TEKS on the TEA website located at

Thursday, March 2, 2017


Did you know according to Texas Education Code Sec. 28.025 (b-2):  

In adopting rules under Subsection (b-1), the State Board of Education shall provide for a student to comply with the curriculum requirements for an advanced English course under Subsection (b-1)(1) taken after successful completion of English I, English II, and English III, for an advanced mathematics course under Subsection (b-1)(2) taken after the successful completion of Algebra I and geometry, and for any advanced science course under Subsection (b-1)(3) by successfully completing a course in the appropriate content area that has been approved as an advanced course by board rule or that is offered as an advanced course for credit without board approval as provided by Section 28.002(g-1).

·         Should a student take English IV either before English III or concurrently with English III, the English IV course will count as an elective credit rather than an English credit.

·         Should a student take Algebra II either before geometry or concurrently with geometry the Algebra II course will count as an elective credit rather than a math credit.

·         Algebra II will still count towards the Distinguished Level of Achievement even if taken before or concurrently with geometry.

·         This change went into effect with HB 5.

·         There are currently bills which could revoke TEC 28.025 (b-2) and we are monitoring bills carefully in order to be aware of changes.

Should you have questions, do not hesitate to contact Leesa Green at or Sherry Morton at