Friday, August 10, 2012

Standards for Mathematical Practice 101

There is a world of information about the Common Core Standards!  It can be very complicated if you try to take it in all at once.  I've been teaching for 35 years, and it's definitely not easy to understand.

There are basically 2 parts:  The ELAs, or the English Language Arts, and the Mathematics.

Let's talk about the Math.  There are 2 parts to the math.  One part, the Standards for Mathematical Content, is different for every grade level.  The other part, the Standards for Mathematical Practice, refer to math practices that are essential for all grade levels.

You can read more about the Standards for Mathematical Practice on my blog, Elementary Matters.  I've explained the 8 Math Practice Standards, trying to put it in somewhat easier language.  I hope I've been able to do that!

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