Math Resources

General Math Resources

TEA Mathematics
Texas Education Agency:  This site will provide you with information on curriculum, assessment, rules, etc.
TEA Released TAKS Tests
Texas Education Agency:  This site will provide you with Released TAKS Tests.
Mathematics TEKS Toolkit
The UT Dana Center provides resources for implementing the mathematics TEKS and strengthening mathematics education in Texas. Includes instructional materials and support.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a public voice of mathematics education, providing vision, leadership, and professional development to support teachers in ensuring mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students.
Texas Instruments-Educational Technology
Texas Instruments provides products, downloads, classroom activities, and professional development for educators.  Geared toward middle and high school math and science.
Region IV Mathematics Benchmark Assessments
Mathematics Benchmark Performance Assessments are designed to assess student mastery as a result of TEKS-based instruction and to serve as an indicator for student success on TAKS. Instructional rubrics that analyze a student's conceptual knowledge, procedural knowledge, and communication skills are included.  The assessments are a free resource to educators, parents, and students. Tasks grouped by grade level that address the concepts of main idea, summarization, characterization, plot understanding, text comparisons and connections, and inferential thinking are available on both the public and administrator sites.
Smart Teaching TAKS Materials
Smart Teaching: Dallas County schools and its partner school districts (Carrollton-Farmers Branch, Garland, Highland Park, and Richardson) have developed these materials to assist you in better understanding the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test. The team has analyzed every question on the 2003, 2004, and 2006 released tests so that you can easily see:
  1. Detailed analysis of every TAKS item
  2. Why correct answers are correct?
  3. What kinds of distracters/incorrect answers were used? How did students think/compute that caused them to answer incorrectly?
  4. What information will help teachers focus their instruction more specifically?
Create A Graph
Free graph creator.
Green Eclipse Teacher Tools
Green Eclipse: free puzzles creator.
World Clock
World Clock that presents real time data/statistics.
The Quantile Framework for Mathematics
Quantile Framework for Mathematics: tool for linking assessment with mathematics instruction.
RubiStar is a free tool to help teachers create quality rubrics.  Templates are available to help get you started.
Computational Resources
Shodor Foundation: provides curriculum materials, faculty development, and student enrichment opportunities to advance science and math education through the use of computational science, modeling, and technology. Teacher Resources
Provides free teacher professional development in a wide range of curricular areas; specific mathematics areas include: Learning Math: Measurement K-4; Learning Math: Number and Operations K-4; Private Universe Project in Mathematics K-4; Teaching Math: A Video Library K-4; Learning Math: Patterns, Functions and Algebra 5-8; Learning Math: Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability 5-8; Learning Math: Geometry 5-8; The Missing Link: Essential Concepts for Middle School Math Teachers 5-8; Teaching Math: A Video Library 5-8; Insights into Algebra 1: Teaching for Learning 9-12; Teaching Math: A Video Library 9-12; Against All Odds: Inside Statistics; Algebra: In Simplest Terms.
InterMath is designed to help middle school teachers deepen their understanding of math concepts. More than 200 "recommended investigations" are offered for teachers to solve and then modify for use with students. They're presented in 13 units: patterns, functions and equations, graphing (algebra); circles, quadrilaterals, triangles, polygons, 3-D objects (geometry); fractions and decimals, integers, ratio and percent (number concept); statistics and probability (data analysis). (University of Georgia, National Science Foundation)