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Common Core State Standards (Mathematical Practices)

This series of nine articles interprets and illustrates each of the eight Mathematical Practices of the Common Core State Standards as they might be exemplified in grades K-5. The final article sheds light on how curriculum needs to connect the Practices with the Content Standards.
Contributed by: Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), Publisher
This resource is included in the following PD Collection(s):
CCSS Practice Standard 6Common Core’s Mathematical Practice 6, Attend to Precision, calls for students to be clear in their reasoning, calculation, and communication through the precise use of words, symbols, units of measure, mathematical expressions, and processes. Students recognize various levels of precision and apply them appropriately; they calculate accurately and efficiently. These resources are intended to help teachers and math specialists understand the intent and scope of MP 6 and plan for successful attainment in the classroom. A companion Classroom collection, Implementing CCSS Practice Standard 6, includes resources to help teachers foster this practice with their students.
CCSS Practice Standard 5This collection of resources supports teachers as they integrate Mathematical Practice Standard 5, Use Appropriate Tools Strategically, into their classrooms. They illustrate strategies that promote student exploration of mathematical tools, increase the accessibility of mathematical tools within the classroom, and encourage students to identify the strengths and limitations of various tools so they can make sound choices. Additional resources for use in the classroom can be found in a companion classroom collection.
CCSS Practice Standard 2This collection aims to shed light on Practice Standard 2: Reason abstractly and quantitatively, and offers instructional strategies for helping students make sense of quantities and their relationships in problem situations. These resources provide meaningful ways to support children as they learn to represent problem contexts with numbers and symbols, and then re-interpret the numbers and symbols in terms of the original problem. A companion Classroom Collection includes resources to help teachers develop this practice with their students.
Math TopicMathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade LevelK, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Resource TypeReference Materials, Article

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator, Professional/Practitioner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentYes
    • ContributorEducation Development Center, Inc. (EDC), Publisher
    • Publication Date2011-05-15
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2009 Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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