2017 STAAR Reviews and Benchmark




Reviews and benchmark are aligned to the updated 2017 STAAR Blueprints. The resources provide an easy way to desegregate data and make instructional decisions about regrouping, power teaching, and remediating for student success!



Powerful learning...Performance to prove it.

About the Sharon Wells Mathematics Program

The Sharon Wells Mathematics Program focuses on the use of hands-on materials in a problem-solving format to teach content knowledge, algebraic reasoning, strategies, data analysis, basic facts and systematic concept lessons.

The teachers are provided a sequential guide for each six weeks which includes a scope and sequence that covers spiraled tested curriculum, detailed teacher instructions with a materials list, all necessary lessons, student skills that focus on readiness standards and comprehensive student assessments.

The Sharon Wells Mathematics Program is designed on the principle of maintaining unique recurring methods and pedagogical beliefs for implementing effective mathematics instruction for young learners such as:

  • Providing rigorous and in-depth lessons, frequent assessments, and spiraled repetition of readiness concepts
  • Real life, hands–on lessons using manipulatives
  • Building a strong foundation for understanding with conceptual learning opportunities from concrete to abstract activities
  • Active learning experiences to conceptualize skills being taught

At Sharon Wells we strive to create lessons that engage students so they can build the conceptual foundation and develop the mathematical processes needed for strengthening cognitive math skills, algebraic reasoning and problem solving

This will not only lead to success in the current grade level, but prepare students to transfer the learning to higher level mathematics

State standards may change but one thing remains constant, the proven success rate in state test results for the districts using the Sharon Wells Mathematics Curriculum. Some districts have seen more than a 40% increase in test results after the first year of implementation

Professional Development Sessions are available for 2nd -5th grade teachers and are designed to:

  • Help teachers implement meaningful instructional strategies that lead to increased student success and life- long learning
  • Review strategic instructional strategies to promote mastery learning
  • Focus on communicating mathematical ideas that are relevant to state standards to build mathematical fluency, autonomy and build student confidence
  • Work together with educators to ensure students are receiving quality instruction

Teachers receive CPE hours for all workshops attended

  • Designed specifically for Texas educators with step-by-step guidelines for successful implementation of State standards in the classroom
  • For grades 2nd - 5th, that is aligned to the TEKS and addresses the new rigor of STAAR
  • Concept based to promote a solid understanding of mathematical concepts
  • Geared towards the development of student problem solving and logical reasoning
  • Provides opportunities for students to actively engage in learning
  • Prepares students for an ever-evolving future that leads the way for the challenges of the new century
  • Proven incredibly successful, with most campus showing gains of over 40% after first year of implementation

Raising the bar to meet changing State standards

Made for you!

We provide comprehensive mathematics curriculum materials and professional staff development services for grades 2nd – 5th.

100% Correlated

Our mathematics curriculum has been developed as directed by the TEKS and is 100% correlated to the Texas State Tested Standards.

We mean math!

Our Curriculum is founded in the belief that explicit, systematic and engaging instructional lessons are essential for student success.

Updated 24/7

Our curriculum is continuously enhanced to ensure students receive updated, relevant learning opportunities in mathematics.


Our program has helped thousands of students across Texas reach the highest levels of success for almost 20 years.

The Four Components to Mathematics Success

Component 1

Problem Solving / Process Standards - Mixed TEKS Review

One extremely unique part of our program is the Problem Solving / Process TEKS Component - it is the most integral part of the Sharon Wells Mathematics Program. The problem solving section is both open-ended and written in STAAR format. It is included for grades 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th each six weeks. Process Standards are woven together within multiple representations and multifaceted story problems that lead students to build logical reasoning that allows them to make mathematical connections to real life situations.

All process standard TEKS are practiced with embedded dual coded skills to ensure students are prepared to work at the highest levels of mathematical reasoning.

Component 2

Basic Facts (2nd - 4th Grade)

Basic mathematical skills are repeated and reviewed Monday –Thursday for 15 minutes daily. This allows students to build the foundational basic facts they need to perform more complex mathematical operations, while ensuring automaticity and procedural fluency. Numeracy is constructed in this component throughout the year.







Component 3

Skills (Review 5th Grade)

Skills vary and are spiraled accordingly for each grade level as outlined by Readiness TEKS with an emphasis on skills that must be learned and mastered.

In this component the emphasis is on basic understandings in number, operation, and quantitative reasoning; patterns, relationships and algebraic thinking; geometry and special reasoning; measurement; and probability and statistics.

This is also a time where other TEKS , as determined by the teacher using the student performance data from the previous six weeks assessments(or weekly assessments) can be reviewed and differentiated.

Component 4

Concept Development

Daily engagement and in-depth lessons are carefully outlined for every stage. Weekly assessments are provided to facilitate data driven decision making and differentiated instruction. It makes re-teaching and individualized instruction much easier for the classroom teacher. The Sharon Wells Mathematics Program has one goal and that is to develop mathematically secure students who are able to apply mathematical principles in problem-solving situations and make connections to mathematical ideas utilizing more complex principles.

Our hands-on approach to learning facilitates the building of a solid foundation of the integral mathematical concepts outlined by TEA for all learners. The program is written and constantly updated as determined by the Texas Education Agency, to ensure the materials provided are not only 100% aligned, but provide the most intentional and updated materials available.Concept development lessons are written according to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for each specific grade level.

What does a Sharon Wells Mathematics classroom look like?

The classroom environment should involve great teaching methods, an engaging math environment and an in-depth meaningful instructional program.

ENVIRONMENT


Reasoning Skills and Divergent Thinking
Process Standards and skills taught together
Deep engaging lessons for every Unit
Math Center/Manipulative Station
Math Word Wall
Group Settings
Calendar/Schedule/Clock/Thermometer
Differentiated Instruction
Focus on comprehension

INSTRUCTION


Students are engaged
Vocabulary should be an integral part of the lesson
Manipulative Driven
Conceptual Learning
Fun and Purposeful
Teaching or Procedural Understanding
Balance between Teacher Centered and Student Centered Instruction

We are Continually Raising the Bar to Meet Changing State Standards and the new RIGOR OF STAAR:

  • ● All materials 100% aligned to the Texas TEKS.
  • ● Standard based resources and instruction for intentional and meaningful learning that surpass state requirement for all tested and non-tested TEKS.
  • ● Spiraling of both Readiness and Support standards in a rigorous and challenging format to prepare students for success on STAAR and beyond.
  • ● All lessons conceptual based to foster a deeper understanding of standards being taught and promote authentic learning – Engaging the hands, mind and intellectual capacity!
Let’s make the 2017 – 2018 school year count, as we continue applying best practices and over 2 decades of experience writing quality mathematics materials that promote life-long learning opportunities for all Texas students.

Our priority is to make sure that we continue providing the highest standard of quality instruction – by continuing to design the most relevant and comprehensive materials for each grade level (2nd – 5th) we serve. Our curriculum team has been busy researching, planning, developing and creating powerful lessons that are 100% aligned to all tested and non-tested standards. Our goal is for all students not only to master the state curriculum but also prepare them with the tools needed for future math success.

We continue to raise the bar on excellence by continuously redesigning and aligning our resources to provide the most updated and cognitively appropriate tools, materials and instructionally aligned resources available to educators throughout the state.

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Sharon Wells Mathematics Curriculum Samples


2nd Grade (3rd Six Weeks) - Week 4 Multiplication

4th Grade (4th Six Weeks) - Skills

Fifth Grade (4th Six Weeks) - Week 3 Dividing Fractions

3rd Grade (4th Six Weeks) - Week 2 Multiplication/Regrouping

4th Grade Comprehensive STAARReview (Spanish Version)

5th Grade – Comprehensive STAAR - Reviews – STAARDOM!

3rd Grade (4th Six Weeks) - Week 5 Comparing Fractions

4th Grade (4th Six Weeks) - Week 2 Angle Measurement

5th Grade (3rd Six Weeks) - Week 1 Multiplying Decimals

5th Grade (3rd Six Weeks) - Week 2 Multiplying Decimals


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Contact us

At Sharon Wells Mathematics, we welcome your comments and opinions. You may reach us at (956) 688-MATH (6284) or via Fax at (956) 688-6285. You may send us your thoughts via email to info@sharonwells.com or using the form below. Please let us know what you think of us and what you would like to see from us in the future.
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Contact us

At Sharon Wells Mathematics, we welcome your comments and opinions. You may reach us at (956) 688-MATH (6284) or via Fax at (956) 688-6285. You may send us your thoughts via email to info@sharonwells.com or using the form below. Please let us know what you think of us and what you would like to see from us in the future.