2 Week STAAR Math Test Prep

Ok, so I’m a couple of days late…considering we started on Monday…but better late than never, right?  I just wanted to drop in quickly to post my lesson plans for our two weeks before THE test.  Since I don’t have Office on my new computer (yay for a new computer!), I’m just typing them into the post.  If you are interested in using them, just copy and paste them into a Word document and print them.  😉

Monday: Place Value and Decimals – TEKS: 4.1B, 4.2D, 4.3B, 4.10A

  • read, write, compare, order decimals
  • relate decimals to fractions
  • add and subtract decimals
  • decimals on a number line

Tuesday: Fractions – TEKS: 4.2 A, B, C, D, 4.10A

  • equivalent fractions
  • proper/improper fractions
  • relate fractions to decimals
  • fractions on a number line

Wednesday: Rounding and Estimation TEKS: 4.5A, B, 4.4A

  • round to the nearest ten, hundred, thousand
  • estimate solutions for +, -, *, /
  • arrays

Thursday: Relationships – TEKS: 4.6A, B, 4.7A

  • fact families
  • multiply by 10 and 100
  • data sets
  • tables

Friday: Probability & Statistics – TEKS: 4.13A, B

  • combinations
  • bar graphs

Monday: Angles & Lines – TEKS: 4.8A, B, C

  • angles
  • lines
  • 2D and 3D shapes (congruent, edge, vertex, face, base)

Tuesday: Symmetry & Transformations; Loop Number Lines – TEKS: 4.8C, 4.9B, C, 4.10A

  • transformations (rotation, reflection, translation)
  • symmetry (exactly, at least)
  • LOOP number lines with fractions and decimals

Wednesday: Measurement – TEKS: 4.11A, C, D, E, 4.12 A, B

  • area (length, width)
  • perimeter (length, width)
  • volume (length, width, height)
  • temperature changes
  • elapsed time

Thursday: Measurement – TEKS: 4.11A, B

  • conversions (all types-use STAAR chart)
  • units (fl. oz., cup, pint, quart, gallon)
  • estimate unit of measurement

And there it is.  We are also doing 30 – 45 minutes of problem solving each day to make sure to cover all of the embedded TEKS that pop up every now and then through the WHOLE test!

Since we aren’t doing writing for these two weeks, we have a good chunk of time to cover everything we need to cover.

Wonder what to do with those kids that already know the material inside and out?  I’ve posted some math task cards to my TpT store.  My students just finished those up today.  While they are working in small groups with those, I’m working at my teaching table with those kiddos that still need guidance and a little extra help.

I have my own class data to see where the kiddos need help, so I’m not wasting their time on things that they don’t need to work on.  We are spiraling through all skills whole group pretty quickly and then getting to small groups so that my higher kiddos aren’t bored and burned out by the time it’s game day.  That’s why those cards come in so handy!  They are able to work on those leisurely and talk about different ways to solve problems.  When they are done, they are allowed to play math games on their Kindles or iPads, whichever they have at the time.

It’s all about small groups!  😉

How are you preparing for your math test?  Are you covering ALL TEKS, or are you just hitting a few?  

Until next time…





  1. which resources(worksheets) did you find the MOST helpful?

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