What Is TEKS?!

The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are a set of standards set by the state. These define the guidelines for what students are expected to understand in each subject and at every grade level.


 

TEKS – KEY THEMES

  • Communicate Mathematical Concepts
  • Create and Use Representations
  • Analyze Mathematical Relationships
  • Apply Mathematics to Life Problems

TEXAS ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS (TEKS)


TEKS SETS THE STANDARDS OF KNOWLEDGE FOR TEXAS EDUCATION

Many states have opted to use Common Core mathematics. But not here in Texas. In Texas we use TEKS for mathematics. Texas approved an updated version of TEKS for math in 2012. TEKS is important because it’s what sets the grade and subject standards for students in Texas. Students need to know and understand the material listed in the TEKS manual / guidebook. 

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