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Texas Math Institute, K-5

Problem Solving for Instruction and Assessment for the TEKS: Performance Tasks, Rubrics and Anchor Papers, K-5


  • Date: July 25, 2019 (1-day session)
  • Presenter: Suzanne Hood M.Ed.
  • Time: 8:30 to 3:30
  • Cost: $225
  • Location: Carroll ISD, 2400 North Carroll Avenue, Southlake, TX

Through the lens of problem solving, this introductory session will provide participants with methods to support and guide mathematics assessment and instruction for the Math TEKS. At this workshop, individuals will learn how to identify what constitutes a good problem and a good problem solver, to assess student work with proficiency using the Exemplars math rubric and to use assessment results to guide instruction and improve student performance.

In this session, participants will:

  • Explore the essentials of performance-based assessment and instruction to support the Math TEKS
  • Learn instructional techniques that promote the TEKS Mathematical Processes, students' higher-order thinking skills and mathematical communication
  • Use Exemplars rubrics and anchor papers to assess student work
  • Review problem-solving tasks that enrich learning opportunities and supplement district-adopted math programs
  • Make the link from assessment to instruction to improve teaching and learning
  • Define the language of assessment, mathematics, problem solving, Depth of Knowledge, Universal Design as well as types of portfolios
  • Understand the fundamentals of problem solving and strategies for implementation
  • Use differentiated problems to personalize instruction to meet individual student's needs
  • Help students become proficient in self-assessment

Our teacher-friendly tasks are designed to support both the Common Core and Citywide instructional expectations. GO Math! alignments are also available.
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