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TXRCFP: Texas Response to Curriculum Focal Points for K-8 Mathematics Revised 2013

The Texas Response to Curriculum Focal Points Revised 2013 was created from the 2012 revision of the TEKS as a guide for implementation of effective mathematics instruction by identifying critical areas of content at each grade level.

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Introduction to Plate Tectonics

This resource is intended to use for Tier I classroom instruction.

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Human Impact

This resource can be used, in conjunction with best practices, for Tier I classroom instruction.

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Vertical Alignment Charts for Revised Mathematics TEKS

This resource provides vertical alignment charts for the revised mathematics TEKS.

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Introducing the Atom

A resource to be used for Tier I instruction for the introduction of the structure of atoms.

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Reflections

These activities provide an opportunity for students to explore reflections both on and off of a coordinate plane.

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Translations

These activities provide an opportunity for students to explore translations both on and off of a coordinate plane.

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Texas Performance Standards Project

These videos introduce the Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP), a resource for providing differentiated instruction to gifted/talented (G/T) students.

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Kid2Kid: Determining the Meaning of Slope and Intercepts

Kid2Kid videos on determining the meaning of slope and intercepts in English and Spanish

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The Arrangement of Elements: The Periodic Table

This resource provides flexible alternate or additional learning opportunities for students to interpret the arrangement of elements on the Periodic Table, Eighth Grade Science TEKS (8)(5)(C).

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Interactive Math Glossary

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Estimating Measurements and Using Formulas: Surface Area

Given application problems involving lateral or total surface area the student will estimate measurements and solve the problems.

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Newton's Law of Inertia

This resource provides instructional resources for Newton's First Law, the law of inertia.

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Newton's Law of Action-Reaction

This resource is to support TEKS (8)(6)(C), specifically the Newton's third law or the law of action-reaction.

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Dichotomous Keys Murder Mystery

A resource for the instruction of (7)(11)(A) involving the use of dichotomous keys for identification.

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Approximating the Value of Irrational Numbers

Given problem situations that include pictorial representations of irrational numbers, the student will find the approximate value of the irrational numbers.

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Expressing Numbers in Scientific Notation

Given problem situations, the student will express numbers in scientific notation.

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Determining if a Relationship is a Functional Relationship

The student is expected to gather and record data & use data sets to determine functional relationships between quantities.

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Graphing Dilations, Reflections, and Translations

Given a coordinate plane, the student will graph dilations, reflections, and translations, and use those graphs to solve problems.

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Graphing and Applying Coordinate Dilations

Given a coordinate plane or coordinate representations of a dilation, the student will graph dilations and use those graphs to solve problems.