In Rockwall ISD, our goal is to develop critical and flexible thinkers who apply their understanding of mathematical concepts to solve problems proficiently. Students are engaged in making sense of mathematics by developing conceptual and procedural understanding using a variety of tools and strategies. Communication and collaboration are critical components in developing this mathematical understanding, and we believe that by providing students with these experiences and skills, they will be prepared for future college and career endeavors.
Mathematical Proficiency includes
National Research Council. (2002). Helping Children Learn Mathematics. pp.8-10
The state has provided standards for mathematics education in Texas. These standards are called the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills or TEKS. All mathematics courses in Rockwall ISD for which TEKS are provided will be aligned to these standards. The TEKS may be found on the TEA Website.
The state has also provided a tool for parents and teachers to called the Interactive Math Glossary. (An app is also available at the Apple Store.)
Each glossary word is displayed in a four quadrant Frayer Model and includes the following: