The Mathematics TEKS

The new mathematics TEKS were adopted in 2012, to be implemented in Kindergarten through Grade 8 beginning in Fall 2014. High schools are to implement the new mathematics TEKS beginning in Fall 2015.

In elementary and middle school, the mathematics TEKS are organized around these content strands:

Grades K-5

Grades 6 and 7

Grade 8

  • Number and operations
  • Number and operations
  • Number and operations
  • Algebraic reasoning
  • Proportionality
  • Proportionality
  • Expressions, equations, and relationships
  • Expressions, equations, and relationships
  • Geometry and measurement
  • Data analysis
  • Measurement and data
  • Two-dimensional shapes

  • Measurement and data
  • Personal financial literacy
  • Personal financial literacy
  • Personal financial literacy

In high school, the mathematics TEKS are organized into courses, each of which contains content strands that capture the focus of the particular course.

At each grade level and in each high school course, the introduction includes information about the content focus of the grade or course. Also included are these mathematical process standards that are common across the K-12 mathematics TEKS:

The student uses mathematical processes to acquire and demonstrate mathematical understanding. The student is expected to:

(A) apply mathematics to problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace;

(B) use a problem-solving model that incorporates analyzing given information, formulating a plan or strategy, determining a solution, justifying the solution, and evaluating the problem-solving process and the reasonableness of the solution;

(C) select tools, including real objects, manipulatives, paper and pencil, and technology as appropriate, and techniques, including mental math, estimation, and number sense as appropriate, to solve problems;

(D) communicate mathematical ideas, reasoning, and their implications using multiple representations, including symbols, diagrams, graphs, and language as appropriate;

(E) create and use representations to organize, record, and communicate mathematical ideas;

(F) analyze mathematical relationships to connect and communicate mathematical ideas; and

(G) display, explain, and justify mathematical ideas and arguments using precise mathematical language in written or oral communication.

Student Download the TEKS for Mathematics

You can purchase this bound booklet of the TEKS through the Dana Center's web catalog. You can also view the TEKS online at the Texas Education Agency website.