**Standards for Mathematical Practice**

**The following is a list of**

* Make sense of problems

__HOW__students should approach mathematics.and persevere in solving them

* Reason abstractly and quantitatively

* Construct viable arguements and critique the

reasoning of others

* Model with mathematics

* Use appropriate tools strategically

* Attend to precision

* Look for and make use of structure

* Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning

Why the Change?

"These standards are based on the practices of mathematicians and others who use mathematics expertly. They are meant to shift the focus of school mathematics away from teaching isolated skills and toward developing broadly applicable knowledge and powerful habits of mind" (

__Everyday Mathematics and the Common Core State Standards__, McGraw-Hill Co., 2010).