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K-5 Standards for Mathematical Practice - 6. Attend to Precision

This 17-minute Flash presentation explains CCSS Mathematical Practice 6 and illustrates how it applies in the K-5 classroom. It addresses implications such as understanding the need for precision and clarity in communication and pursuing accuracy in calculations and explanations. It offers strategies for modeling effective communication, introducing new content, developing vocabulary, and understanding units of measure and degree of precision. Sample problems are included. A transcript of the audio is available for download (pdf).
Contributed by: McGraw-Hill Education, 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.
Math TopicNumber Sense, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade LevelK, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Resource TypeInstructional Strategy, Reference Materials, Video, Voice Recording

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education TopicTeaching strategies
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentYes
    • ContributorMcGraw-Hill Education, Publisher
    • Publication Date2012
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2014 McGraw-Hill Education
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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