Quick Survey. The Standards for Mathematical Practice have been placed around the room. The powers at CMS have decided we will only focus on one this year, decide which one is most important and why. What are the Common Core State Standards? Why were they created?
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The Standards for Mathematical Practice
have been placed around the room.
The powers at CMS have decided
we will only focus on one this year,
decide which one is most important and why
Why were they created?
How are they different from the math standards we already have?
“The common core standards finally make real the promise of American public education to expect the best of all our schoolchildren.”- Michael Casserly, Executive Director, Council of the Great City Schools
What could it be?
What’s in the last box?
Hmmm, listen to what Phil Daro (Common Core writer) has to say about this…
But as well designed as these standards may be,
it’s just the easy part to design and write something down
The hard part comes… with putting them to work
And the users have ultimate control over how they’re used
So no matter how well designed the tool is – the user has control
And there you see my granddaughter
Sadie using a well-designed crayon
So …………… if all people do, is take
out their old state standards, toss them out
And replace these common core state
standards into those old boxes
NOTHING IS REALLY GOING TO CHANGE
We designed these as a platform for new kinds of instructional systems
We didn’t design these to be thrown into the old boxes
The old boxes in fact, are the infrastructure for making things a mile wide, inch deep
What structures/boxes/instructional systems may prevent us from making a change?
Standards for Practice
and our PLC
How could you encourage this student to model with mathematics?
How to encourage students to model with mathematics
Now this is one of the mathematical practices that is often misinterpreted
particularly by elementary teachers because when they see the word model, they immediately think of, how we’ve previously used the word model which is to… get out the stuff.
And we use Cuisenaire rods and blocks and all different kinds of things,
but this mathematical practice is particularly about using symbols in mathematical representations to model a real situation. Kind of the reverse of what we’re usually trying to think about doing.
But they are important partners, I mean the reason that we use concrete manipulatives to help us understand the mathematics is so that when we see something in the real world, we can then apply our mathematics to it appropriately.
So we want to ask questions like… “how could we use symbols to represent what’s happening here?
What does it mean to model mathematically?
What rectangles can be made with a perimeter of 18?
Feel free to use any of the tools provided at your table to solve this problem.
Which rectangle gives you the greatest area?
How do you know?
What do you notice about the relationship between area and perimeter?
What practices were at play here?
The Standards for Practice are
Record your thoughts
Talk at your table
The Standards for Practice are
What are some strategies we can use in our schools to help teachers see the importance of the Standards for Mathematical Practice?
Take your chart- walk around the room and record what helps you make meaning of the standard