3. 2. 1. Counting Down to the Common Core. Presented by Heather Sparks, NBCT 2009 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year June 4, 2012. Common Core State Standards. Standards for Mathematical Content. “A balanced combination of procedure and understanding”. Standards for Mathematical Practice.
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“A balanced combination of
procedure and understanding”
Utilizing Writing in Math Class
Presented by Heather Sparks
2009 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year
June 4, 2012
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
“Instructional programs from Pre-K through grade 12 should enable all students to—
Mathematically proficient students understand and use stated assumptions, definitions, and previously established results in constructing arguments. They make conjectures and build logical progression of statements and explore the truth of their conjectures. They are able to analyze situations by breaking them into cases, and can recognize and use counterexamples. They justify their conclusions, communicate them to others, and respond to arguments of others. They reason inductively about data, making plausible arguments that take into account the context from which the data arose. Mathematically proficient students are also able to compare the effectiveness of two plausible arguments, distinguish current logic or reasoning from that which is flawed, and –if there is a flaw in the argument-explain what it is. Students of all grades can listen or read the arguments of others, decide whether they make sense, and ask useful questions to clarify or improve the arguments.
can understand your answer.
Let’s gather some data!
Write a letter to your friend. Give advice about how to win and include mathematical evidence in support or your strategy.
Work out whether this number of descendants is realistic.
Here are some facts that you will need: