The math TEKS require students to demonstrate their understanding of math concepts in multiple contexts with an emphasis on math processes. In order to provide a deep understanding of math concepts, math instruction begins at the conceptual level and builds to the abstract and is applied to everyday life situations. The math department integrates hands-on activities, cooperative learning, and technology infused lessons to prepare our students for a rigorous high school curriculum. Students practice math concepts and processes using web-based math games and a TEKS aligned math program to build procedural fluency, automaticity with math facts, and problem-solving skills. Math courses in grades 5 through 8 are taught at an advanced level. All students will take Algebra I during their eighth grade year for high school credit.