Frequently Asked Questions

1Is the Sharon Wells Mathematics Program 100% aligned and TEKS based?

Our Scope and Sequence is 100% standards based and aligned to the TEKS for each grade level. ALL eligible Readiness and Supporting Standards are covered thoroughly in the program.

An emphasis on the spiraling of Readiness Standards is addressed in our Skills and/or Review Component as well.

Process Standards are embedded throughout the lessons and assessments in each core concept as well as in our unique process/problem solving daily practice.

2Does Sharon Wells Mathematics offer staff development options and programs?

The quality of the program is enhanced by our commitment to providing support to the teachers through engaging and intentional Professional Development Workshops. We offer several different staff development options for those districts and campuses that purchase the program.

Our training programs range from Fundamental Core Full Day Training (5 1/2 hours) where teachers are able to attend a workshop each 6 weeks and learn the daily classroom practices and non-negotiables for implementing the program in a way that engages the students and promotes success. Teachers are introduced to a variety of best practice strategies for implementing the program with consistency and fidelity.

School Districts and campuses that have used the program and have been previously trained with Fundamental Full Day are offered our alternative Fundamental Review Maintenance Program. This is a shorter refresher (2 1/2 hours) workshop each six weeks, where teachers are given an opportunity to fine tune their approach to implementing the program by reviewing the fundamentals and focal points of each of our 4 components.

Let us know how we can tailor a Staff Development Plan that meets your campus/district and fiscal needs? For pricing information, please go to our Contact Page.

3What is the core philosophy of the program?

Sharon Wells has been using research based hands on conceptual approaches to learning mathematics for over 2 decades and will continue to do so as an integral part of building student understanding that builds numerical fluency, deductive reasoning skills and cognitive process.

Building a deep understanding of concepts allows students the ability to transfer the content learned to more complex and multifaceted mathematical problems.

4Has the Sharon Wells Program been aligned to the new rigor and standards of STAAR?

Sharon Wells has been using research based hands on approaches to learning for over 2 decades and will continue to do so as an integral part of building student understanding that builds numerical fluency, deductive reasoning skills and cognitive process.

Building a deep understanding of concepts allows students the ability to transfer the content learned to more complex and multifaceted mathematical problems.

5Does Sharon Wells Mathematics use worksheets?
The Sharon Wells Mathematics is a curriculum designed especially for the Texas student, guidelines with step-by-step to perform in the classrooms. Problem solving worksheets is an integral part of the curriculum.

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.