For over 35 years Excel Math has been helping students build solid math skills. And those rigorous math lessons continue to help students today, as these Texas test results show.
However, things are changing in Texas. With the rollout of new TEKS for the new 2014-2015 school year, concepts that were once taught in Grade 7 are now moving to Grade 5.
Angles, decimals and equivalent fractions are being introduced in Grade 4. Major shifts in the standards and in Mathematical Processes are happening from Kindergarten through middle school and beyond.
As a result, our new Texas Teacher Editions have revised lessons, discussion suggestions, plus new activities and manipulatives to guide you through the transition to the TEKS. (We do not have a personal financial literacy component, but we have built into the lessons lots of practice with coins, money, making change, etc.)
Our Texas Teacher Editions for Grades 2-6 will also include a Budget Worksheet and lessons explaining how to record income and expenses, calculate interest (for the older grades), etc.