• The following comes from, The Everything Parent's Guide to Common Core Math: Grades 6-8, by Jamie L. Sirois and Adam A. Wiggin.


    Math is more than a set of concrete procedures and rules.  It is about developing habits of mind that will follow a student and allow her to be successful in the future.The Common Core State Standards have outlined eight mathematical practices that are to be integrated into daily lessons.  These are a set of skills that a math teacher hopes to develop in his students so they can find long-term success in life and see how math is integrated in the world around them. 


    Standard 1: Making Sense of Problems and Persevere in Solving Them

    -What Does It Mean to Understand a Problem?

    -How to Plan to Solve a Problem?

    -Now It's Time to Solve

    -Check Your Work

    Standard 2: Reason Abstractly and Quantitatively

    -How do I Decontextualize a Problem? (Create meaning and be able to apply math learning to everyday life)

    Standard 3: Construct Viable Arguments and Critique the Reasoning of Others

    -What Evidence Do I Have to Support My Opinion?

    -How Can I Respectfully Communicate Ideas and Opinions, Whether in Agreement or Not?

    Standard 4: Model With Mathematics

    -How Can I Use Concrete Manipulatives, Pictures, or Equations to Make Meaning of Math?

    Standard 5: Use Appropriate Tools Strategically

    -What are the Purposes, Benefits, or Limitations of a Tool?

    Standard 6: Attend to Precision

    -What Symbols, Units of Measurement, and Labels Represent the Answer?

    Standard 7:  Look For and Make Use of Structure

    -How Can I Use Patterns in Math to Solve More Complex Problems?

    Standard 8: Look For and Express Regularity in Repeated Reasoning

    -How Can I Make Generalizations That Can Be Applied in Future Situations?