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Saturday, November 10, 2012

PASS STAAR TAKS Math 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th Blog Welcome!

Welcome to my blog. Bookmark, subscribe to and/or follow this blog because it is updated often with awesome Math links and videos.

Please leave general questions, comments, concerns, and feedback in this post. It will remain at the top of the blog. Please let me know if this blog is helpful to you.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

STAAR Released Test Questions

Approximately 12 Released STAAR questions to try out.  Answer Key Included.


STAAR BLUEPRINTS All Grades and Subjects

The BLUEPRINTS show a breakdown of the supporting and readiness standards and how many questions are for each objective. 

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Raw Converstion Table 2009-2010 TAKS Tests SSI, 5th, 8th, and Exit Exams

This year most of the tests have a different scoring system where 2100 is no longer the standard for passing. Check out all tests and all grades' tables below.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Glencoe online Math Resources 8th Grade

7th grade is msmath7 and 6th grade is msmath1.

Click on the practice tests, self-check quizzes, and vocabulary games, just to name a few of the valuable resources on this website.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Raw Conversion Table 2009-2010 TAKS Math Exit Tests and SSI 5th, 8th Grades

The TAKS Test is scored differently this year.  Check out the RAW CONVERSION TABLE for the Exit Level and SSI (5th and 8th) Tests. 

Saturday, April 24, 2010

All Grades TAKS Math Charts

No matter what grade you are in, check out each Math chart, starting with 3rd grade. As you will see, each year the chart grows and with that the expectation that each previous year's formulas are added to new concepts that will be tested on for that year's test. As a teacher, I've found that the students are not spending enough time using the chart and therefore don't value using it during the actual test. If you're in middle school, take a look at the high school chart. When you get to high school, please know that you'll be expected to know all middle school TAKS Math concepts from the 8th grade chart, which take care of 3rd-8th Math concepts.
Wishing you all the best!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Monday, April 05, 2010

Pre-Algebra Videos for 8th Grade

YourTeacher.Com is the website and they offer many, many videos to help you with your Math problems.

Friday, April 02, 2010

8th Grade 2003 Math Test By TEKS and Objectives

If you want to take the 8th grade test and see what learning objective each question is by TEKS,
take this 2003 assessment and pay particular attention to the TEKS you are weak in.

It will help you in review. Remember, the first test for 5th and 8th graders is this Tuesday/Wednesday!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

8th Grade TAKS Objective 2 Self Check Quizzes-Glencoe

The 8th Grade Math Test for TAKS is Tuesday, April 7th and I found a link from Glencoe that has self-check quizzes for TAKS Objective 2- Patterns, Relationships,and Algebraic Thinking.

Interactive Pythagorean Theorem Explorer

This website has an learning link, activity link to check your answers, as well as a help link, to practice your skills in solving Pythagorean Theorem problems. You'll learn a lot here and have fun, too!

Here's another activity called Squaring the Triangle!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Help With Math Website

This is a website that offers printable multiplication and math charts, as well at templates. They also offer worksheets and downloadable resources.  Check out Today!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Area of a Circle 8th Grade Measurement

Find the area of a circle and then practice here at

Other links to finding the area of a circle on Google.

Area and Perimeter Self-test.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Practice Ratios with self check

Cynthia Lanius of Rice University has interactive proportion practice exercises on finding RATIOS.
She also has many other fun math activities HERE!


Monday, December 07, 2009

Ratios and Proportions

Check out a lesson on Ratios and Proportions. When you make it through one page, click on the "Next" tab. Before you can master Proportions, you have to have a clear understanding of Ratios.
Click HERE for a lesson from to get started.
More on Ratios and Proportions.
EdHelper on Ratios and Proportions.
PurpleMath on Ratios and Proportions.
Ratios, Proportions, and Percents- This one from the Math Center is good with practice examples and answers.
Videos on Ratios

Below a video lesson on Ratio Tables and Proportions.

Lesson on Finding out if similar figures are Proportional (Geometry).

Video on Proportion Word Problems

Learning about Ratio Problems

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Tables and Graphs - Statistics - On Line Lessons and Quizzes

If you'd like to practice statistics, try each of these activities from (Monroe County's Women's Disability Network).   Each activity includes a quiz.  Try it today and let me know what you think!

Circle/Pie Graphs
Bar Graphs
Line Graphs

Math and Elements, and Science Games and Puzzles -Interactive

Thanks to the Jefferson Lab, you can play a variety of math and science games on line.  All of these internet based games require a JavaScript enabled browser. 

TTT Press Maximum Math from the Multiplication Table

Since Math is all about patterns, let's use the Multiplication Table to solve problems involving simplifying fractins, ratios, proportions, fraction operations, and even the quadratic formula. My good friend Brad Fulton shows you how, HERE with practice sheets as well.  Let me know your thoughts on his method.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

6th Grade Glencoe Math Book Student Resources

Here's the website for the Texas Edition of Glencoe.  My students use this a lot for homework and independent study.  Everything is here including games, quizes, review, concept/vocabulary development, and TAKS test preparation.  Check it out here!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

April 2009 Released TAKS Test Math Reading Science Social Studies Writing All Grades

Thanks to a one-stop place on Representative Scott Hochberg's website, you can easily find April 2009 Released TAKS Tests Math, Reading, Science, Writing, and Social Studies, English and Spanish, All Grades.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sunday, August 02, 2009

2009 District and School TAKS Test Results

If you would like to see how your school or district finished this year (2009) with their TAKS test results Visit the TEA 2009 Accountability: List of District and School Ratings.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

BBC has great Maths Websites

There's a school in the UK called Woodlands Junior that has a great website focusing on middle school objectives in Math, Science, and English/Language Arts. Check them out! They have games, revisions, and practice exercises. Great website!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009