Archive for the ‘Mathematics’ Category

Register today for To Drill or Not to Drill? Math Fact Strategy Instruction!

Do your students struggle to learn math facts? We know that by 6th grade (TEK 6.3D) students are expected to add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers fluently. In this workshop you will learn effective and efficient strategies for students to use i…

Active Learning Expert Patricia Orbzut @ Beat the Heat 2018!

On June 21st, the first day of Beat the Heat 2018, Patricia Obrzut, MS, OTR/L will present a full day session: Active Learning: Given the Opportunity, Any Child Can Learn! Active learning, an innovative approach developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen, emphasizes that all individuals learn best by active participation.  For students with multiple disabilities, active participation is achieved by creating […]

Specially Designed Instruction in Math Summer Series!

Are you a math teacher? Do you have students with disabilities in your class? Region 13 is offering a special workshop series just for you! If you are a general education teacher working with 1st graders, or a special education teacher working in an Algebra I class, or anything in between, this summer series has […]

How Well Did Our Math Resources Align to Our TEKS?

AUTHOR: Virginia Keasler, Math Education Specialist & Susan Hemphill, Math Education Specialist K-8 mathematics teachers have entered their second year with the new math TEKS while high school teachers are adopting updated math TEKS this year, with the possibility of new resources on the horizon. What are some things to consider in matching up resources with […]

STEM Essential Elements to STEMify the Classroom

AUTHOR: Ph.D. Grant Kessler,  STEM Specialist – Curriculum & Instruction An important goal for all students — regardless of interest in focused STEM content — is STEM literacy. There is increasingly a technical aspect to almost everything in which we engage, both at work and in our daily lives; students will need STEM literacy to be successful in […]

Free tool for using visual representations to solve word problems

In Mathematics Instruction For Students with Learning Disabilities or Difficulty Learning Mathematics: A Guide for Teachers (2008) put out by the Center on Instruction, recommendation #4 states, “Teach students to visually represent the information in the math problem.” Research shows that students with learning disabilities benefit from using visuals that correlate to specific problem types. […]

Research based instruction for teaching basic math facts

FREE TRAINING! September 30, 2014 at ESC Region 13 Research shows that instruction of strategies for basic math facts increases students’ likelihood of mastery and retention. New Math TEKS state 2nd graders will recall basic facts to add and subt…

Do you have students who did not pass their 5th or 8th grade STAAR Math assessment?

Do you have students who did not pass their 5th or 8th grade STAAR Math assessment and will be attending summer school? What researched-based interventions will you be employing with these students to help fill in the gaps in their mathematical underst…

Beat the Heat 2014: Registration Is Open

Registration is open with 4 registration options available! ESC Region 13′s Beat the Heat is a three-day professional development opportunity for educators who work with children 3-5 and children with significant disabilities ages 6-21. Pre-Confe…

Do your students struggle with basic math facts?

Students with working memory difficulties, math disabilities, and other learning disabilities can really struggle with the memorization of the basic math facts.  Even though there are tools like multiplication charts to provide accommodations for stud…

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