Tuesday, July 2, 2013

CCSS Standards for Mathematical Practice

What are SMPs?

Common Core Standards are new to a lot of teachers.  One portion of the standards that teachers sometimes forget to focus on are the Standards for Mathematical Practice or SMPs.  SMPs are math standards that describe a variety of skills that teachers should seek to develop in all of their students.  SMPs are listed with K-5 math standards to reflect the need to connect the mathematical practices to content in instruction.  Standards 1 and 6 should be practiced daily in the classroom!  

Standard 1:  Make sense of problems and 
                  persevere in solving them.

Standard 6:  Attend to precision.

I've updated my Standards for Mathematical Practice Posters.  Posters include "I Can" statements to help students understand the meaning of the standards.  

Original Version

Updated Version

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Suggestions:  Use the posters for lesson planning, 
or create a bulletin board.

A black and white version has been included as a part of the product.  Suggestion:  Print the black and white posters onto colored paper and laminate for centers.

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  1. The posters look great! The original versions would still be great for middle school:).

  2. That's a fabulous idea! I definitely will put it back up for middle school people! You Rock! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. These are great! I like to Original ones. They seem to take up less ink. Can I get those too?

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