Standards for Mathematical Practice

The following is a list of HOW students should approach mathematics.

        * Make sense of problems 
            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).

Why common CCSS? Listen to the math lady...