Archive for March, 2014

Mathematics INstruction using Decision Science and Engineering Tools (MINDSET)

Mathematics INstruction using Decision Science and Engineering Tools (MINDSET) uses decision making tools from Industrial and Systems Engineering and Operations Research in a fourth-year high school mathematics curriculum. Principal performance related goals of the project are to improve upon the math students’ ability to formulate and solve multi-step problems and interpret results, and to improve students’ attitude toward mathematics. Region 13 […]

Environmental Health Sciences Summer Institute (SI)

Thew following was shared from TEA.   The Environmental Health Sciences Summer Institute (SI) is an annual, 5-day professional development conference where Texas teachers are introduced and trained to implement innovative, classroom-ready, STEM-based educational materials.  Located in Cypress, TX, the SI offers a series of full-day workshops (Monday – Thursday) and an offsite field trip […]

Mathematics Teachers’ Circle of Austin March meeting

The Math Teachers’ Circle of Austin is a professional learning community that brings together middle school math teachers and professional mathematicians so that they may work together and learn from each other. Our goal is to help middle school mathematics teachers confidently incorporate open-ended, authentic mathematical problem solving in their teaching.   We hold monthly problem solving session during […]

8th grade STAAR Revised Calculator- Tablet Calculator APPS allowed

Retrieved from TEA. Find original article here: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/news_release.aspx?id=25769810227 Commissioner Williams authorizes calculator apps for 8th grade STAAR mathematics in 2014-2015 AUSTIN – Commissioner of Education Michael Williams has advised superintendents he will allow districts to satisfy a requirement to use graphing calculators for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) grade 8 mathematics assessment with […]

Region 13 will host the T³™ Summer Workshop: Implementing the TEKS Mathematical Process Standards with the TI-84 Plus Family

Region 13 will host the T³™ Summer Workshop: Implementing the TEKS Mathematical Process Standards with the TI-84 Plus Family Platform: TI-84 Plus, TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition, TI-SmartView™ Subject: Middle Grades, Algebra 1, Geometry, Statistics This workshop is designed for educators who want to implement the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Mathematical Process Standards […]