Mathematical Practices

The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe varieties of expertise that mathematics educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students. These practices rest on important “processes and proficiencies” with longstanding importance in mathematics education. The first of these are the NCTM process standards of problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, representation, and connections. The second are the strands of mathematical proficiency specified in the National Research Council’s report Adding It Up: adaptive reasoning, strategic competence, conceptual understanding (comprehension of mathematical concepts, operations and relations), procedural fluency (skill in carrying out procedures flexibly, accurately, efficiently and appropriately), and productive disposition (habitual inclination to see mathematics as sensible, useful, and worthwhile, coupled with a belief in diligence and one’s own efficacy). 

The Common Core  Standards for Mathematical Practices
Elaborations from Illustrative Mathematics
Planning Template This planning template was designed to ask guiding questions to produce a well structured math lesson.
Mathematical Practice Look-Fors This for highlights the practices and bullets the key components of each practice.  It can be used for formative assessments and lesson reflection.
I Can Statements A resource that states the practices in simple I Can statements for students.  These statements are designed to be used on a pocket chart.
Question Starters Question starters for the 8 mathematical practices that can be used for journal entries and problem solving.
Posters and Resources

8 Practices Posters
Highlight Poster
I Can Statements

Practices Cubes 
Four Corners Planning

Grade K and 1
Grade 2 and 3
Grade 4 and 5
Practices  Rubric
Practice Pinch Cards