Archive for May, 2014

Pre-K and Kinder Hands-On Math Fun!

  Who Has More? Using Measurement and Data Analysis to Solve Problems and Stretch Young Brains June 13, 9:00-4:00 Workshop # SU1426569 $75 Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers often focus heavily on counting, patterning, and shape recognition, with less attention given to measurement and data analysis. Yet, children’s first school experiences lay the foundation for understanding […]

CAMT Summer Math Conference 2014

Looking for a good conference this summer? Check out the features speakers that will be at CAMT this year, July 21-23 in Fort Worth.  Also, stop by the Region 13 booth to check out the Click on TEKS Resource to help you get ready for the new standards.  Find more information about CAMT here: http://camtonline.org/ Opening […]

Top Graduation Speeches

In honor of graduation season, Edutopia.org has found the best graduation speeches. Retrieved from http://www.edutopia.org/blog/film-festival-graduation-speeches   The end of school is near, and it’s time for that springtime tradition of long-winded uplifting graduation speeches and heartfelt off-key renditions of the Star Spangled Banner. At the university level, celebrities don robes and dole out kernels of wisdom […]

Updated Save the Date – October 16 & 17, 2014 – Dr. Nicki Newton with be at Region 13!

Exciting News! The Math team at Region 13 will be hosting Distinguished Speakers in Mathematics during the 2014-15 school year. Due to high interest we have added an additional date with Dr. Newton and have made the workshops grade specific. *The Nov. 10 date has been moved to the following:  Grades k-2:October 16, 2014 Grades […]

PD Opportunity for High School Math Teachers

Attention high school math teachers! Wayne State University invites you to a PD Program for High School and College Mathematics Teachers!!! The program introduces real-world problems, with real-world applications such as: Select a cell phone plan or a college Maximize nutrition, minimize calories Improve profits of production Schedule a workforce Develop logistics plans Organize teams Manage […]

TEA Announcement: Spring 2015 Math STAAR, No Re-test for Grades 5 and 8

TEA just shared information regarding new math TEKS and Spring 2015 Math STAAR. 2 major announcements were made: 1) Students in grades 3-8 who take the math STAAR in the Spring of 2015 will only receive a raw score (# of questions correct/# of total questions). 2) Performance standards will be set using Spring 2015 […]