• Math Poster

    Math COMMON CORE Mathematical Practices

    MAKE SENSE OF PROBLEMS & PERSEVERE IN SOLVING THEM

    • Make meaning of a problem and look for entry points to its solution
    • Analyze givens, constraints, relationships, and goals
    • Make conjectures about the meaning of the solution
    • Develop a plan
    • Monitor and evaluate progress and change course if necessary
    • Check answers to problems and determine if the answer makes sense

    REASON ABSTRACTLY & QUANTITATIVELY

    • Make sense of quantities and their relationships
    • Represent symbolically (ie: Equations, expressions)
    • Manipulate equations (attends to the meaning of the quantities, not just computes them)
    • Understand and uses different properties and operations

    CONSTRUCT VIABLE ARGUMENTS & CRITIQUE THE REASONING OF OTHERS

    • Understand and use definitions in previously established results when justifying results
    • Attempts to prove or disprove conjectures through examples and counterexamples
    • Communicates and defends their mathematical reasoning using objects, drawings, diagrams, actions, verbal and written communication

    MODEL WITH MATHEMATICS

    • Solve math problems arising in everyday life
    • Apply assumptions and approximations to simplify complicated tasks
    • Use tools such as diagrams, two-way tables, graphs, flowcharts and formulas to simplify tasks
    • Analyze relationships mathematically to draw conclusions
    • Interpret results to determine whether they make sense

    USE APPROPRIATE TOOLS STRATEGICALLY

    • Decide which tools will be most helpful ie: ruler, calculator, protractor
    • Detect possible errors by strategically using estimation and other mathematical knowledge
    • Make models that enable visualization of the results and compare predictions with data
    • Use technological tools to explore and deepen understanding of concepts

    ATTEND TO PRECISION

    • Communicate precisely to others
    • Use clear definitions in discussion with others
    • State the meaning of the symbols consistently and appropriately
    • Calculate accurately and efficiently
    • Accurately label axes and measures in a problem

    LOOK FOR & MAKE USE OF STRUCTURE

    • Look closely to determine a pattern or structure
    • Step back for an overview and shift perspective
    • See complicated things as being composed of single objects or several smaller objects

    LOOK FOR & EXPRESS REGULARITY IN REPEATED REASONING

    • Identify calculations that repeat
    • Look both for general methods and for shortcuts
    • Maintain oversight of the process, while attending to the details
    • Continually evaluate the reasonableness of results