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Transitioning to the Common Core State Standards. Melissa Murphy Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning.

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### Transitioning to the Common Core State Standards

Melissa Murphy

Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning

Exciting changes are on the way for students across the country. This change is called the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI). The Common Core State Standards Initiative is an effort designed to improve educational outcomes for students by developing a set of common, internationally-benchmarked academic standards in mathematics and English language arts for students in K-12. Illinois is one of 45 states that have adopted these standardsin 2010
• This presentation will focus on the new mathematics standards and District 117’s transition.
Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
• Standards for Mathematical Practice
• Describe mathematical “habits of mind”
• Standards for mathematical proficiency: reasoning, problem solving, modeling, decision making, and engagement .
• Connect with content standards in each grade.

Content Standards

Standards for Mathematical Practice

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

2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

4. Model with mathematics.

5. Use appropriate tools strategically.

6. Attend to precision.

7. Look for and make use of structure.

Let’s look at how students might learn to model with mathematics (Practice Standard 4)

Juan has 2 pounds of raisins and wants to put them into bags with ¼ pound of raisins in each bag. How many bags will he need? (2 ÷ ¼ = ?)

Common Core State Standards Focus on Problem Solving

Frances plans to use 24 inches of ribbon for the rectangular picture frame she is making for her grandmother’s birthday.

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Frances cut a piece of ribbon 7 inches long, which exactly fit on one side of the picture frame.

How long will the other three pieces of ribbon need to be in order to fit the other 3 sides of the picture frame?

How Will the Math Classroom Look Different?

Students will:

• Develop speed and accuracy.
• Really know it, really do it.
• Solve problems like they would encounter in the real world.
•  More problem solving, writing and communicating about math.
• Higher-level thinking and increased rigor.
How you can help at home?