ERIC Number: ED384498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Teaching Grade 6 Mathematics.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.
This document is designed to assist teachers and other school personnel in the planning and teaching of the sixth grade mathematics course. Contents include: (1) Overview of Grade 6 Mathematics (mission statement, purpose and philosophy, goals, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics, and uses of technology and manipulatives); (2) Essential Elements of Instruction and Learning Objectives; (3) Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) (focus, domains, objectives, targets, and instructional strategies); (4) Sample Lessons for Teaching Grade 6 Mathematics; (5) Evaluation (philosophy, types of evaluation, samples, test-taking strategies, grading, and homework); and (6) The 12 Most Important Things You Can Do to Be a Better Math Teacher. TAAS features three domains: concepts, operations, and problem solving. The Essential Elements are: problem solving; patterns, relations, and functions; number and numeration concepts; operations and computation; measurement; geometry; and probability, statistics, and graphing. Suggested resources include children's trade books, software, and suggested manipulatives. Contains 22 resources and 10 references. (MKR)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Grade 6, Homework, Intermediate Grades, Lesson Plans, Manipulative Materials, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, State Curriculum Guides, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Technology
Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701-1494 (Publication No. CU4 211 05: $4).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.