Instructional Resources Available from Cosenza & Associates, LLC:
Cosenza & Associates, LLC, provides consulting services and instructional materials with a focus on K-12 mathematics and advanced academics. Mathematics instructional materials include digital curriculum resources such as Mission Math K12™ and Performing Math™. As well, we provide print-based resources, including our SBOE-adopted textbook, Algebraic Reasoning and our brand new Cosenza and Associates TEKS Companion Series. Many of our materials, including Mission Math K12™, have been reviewed and externally verified for TEKS alignment by Learning List.
Mission Math K12™ is a flexible, condensed curriculum for Grades K-8 Mathematics, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. Based on the 5E instructional model, Mission Math K12™ lessons are teacher tools that harness the power of multimedia, including engaging audio and video documents, to deliver instruction that reinforces conceptual understanding so that students can become proficient with important skills.
Cosenza & Associates, LLC’s, Algebraic Reasoning textbook addresses the TEKS for the Algebraic Reasoning high school math course. The Texas State Board of Education created this new course to increase the number of rigorous advanced mathematics courses available to students. The Algebraic Reasoning course meets Texas high school graduation requirements to qualify as an advanced mathematics credit on either the Foundation diploma or an Endorsement.
Performing Math™ is a set of performance tasks that teachers can use to enhance students’ understanding of mathematical concepts and skills. Each task focuses on one content TEKS/SE. As well, each task includes additional content TEKS that students may use as they solve the problem. Each tasks includes mathematical process TEKS as they are addressed in the task.
Instructional support and professional development for K-12 mathematics incorporates emerging trends from educational research and best practices. Topics that are currently in high demand include formative assessment, technology integration, and differentiation strategies for young gifted mathematicians. Customizable workshops focus on schools’ or districts’ unique needs for their mathematics instructional programs as aligned with campus and district goals.
The Cosenza & Associates TEKS Companion Series is a series of printed interactive consumable student guides for Grades 3-8 and Algebra 1. Each book contains interactive mini-lessons and practice problems for each TEKS/SE at that grade level, regardless of whether or how it is tested on STAAR. Process standards are embedded in content-based instruction.
Judy O’Neal serves as our Director of Advanced Academics and comes to us with over 30 years of experience in education as a classroom teacher, campus administrator, district Gifted and Talented education facilitator, and most recently as an advanced academics specialist at the regional level. Advanced Academics offerings include teacher and administrator professional development to fulfill the state-mandated 30 hours of foundation training as well as annual 6-hour updates. Customized offerings are tailored to the unique needs of schools and districts.