**Implementing Mathematical Practices in Instruction**

**Connecting Mathematical Practices**

with Content:

Problem Solving in the Elementary Grades

with Content:

Problem Solving in the Elementary Grades

Critical Areas – similar to NCTM’s Curriculum Focal Points

Grade Level Overview

Yes, but only if…..

We focus first and foremost on the Mathematical Practices

if we make this reform effort about instruction and not just content.

If we put structures in place to support all students and teachers in achieving the goals of CCSSM.

If we address the cultural resistance to change, both within schools and in our culture at large.

Will the CCSSM help us close our instructional gaps?

Important!

from Standards for Mathematical Practice and Problem Solving: Time for Change by Dr. Linda Dacey

Important!!

from Standards for Mathematical Practice and Problem Solving: Time for Change by Dr. Linda Dacey

from Standards for Mathematical Practice and Problem Solving: Time for Change by Dr. Linda Dacey

Reasoning & Explaining grades 2 & 3

from Standards for Mathematical Practice and Problem Solving: Time for Change by Dr. Linda Dacey

from Standards for Mathematical Practice and Problem Solving: Time for Change by Dr. Linda Dacey

from Standards for Mathematical Practice and Problem Solving: Time for Change by Dr. Linda Dacey

from Standards for Mathematical Practice and Problem Solving: Time for Change by Dr. Linda Dacey

from Standards for Mathematical Practice and Problem Solving: Time for Change by Dr. Linda Dacey

Use real life scenarios when possible:

How many pies can we make from this year’s biggest pumpkin?

How many candles do you need for your family’s birthday’s next year?

The Common Core proposes a set of Mathematical Practices that all teachers should develop in their students.

These practices are similar to NCTM’s Mathematical Processes from the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics.

CCSSM Mathematical Practices

CCSSM stands for

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

CCSSM

The Mathematics Standards:

Key Changes and Their Evidence

Intent of the Common Core

Fewer and more rigorous standards

Aligned with college and career expectations

Internationally benchmarked

Rigorous content and application of higher-order skills.

Builds on strengths and lessons of current state standards.

Research based

Characteristics

Domain

Grade Level

Format of K-8 Standards

Time and support must become variables. Some students will require more time to learn and so the school must develop strategies with that time during the school day.

Time must become the variable,

not learning.

Important!!

from Standards for Mathematical Practice and Problem Solving: Time for Change by Dr. Linda Dacey

from Standards for Mathematical Practice and Problem Solving: Time for Change by Dr. Linda Dacey

Have students record thinking

from Standards for Mathematical Practice and Problem Solving: Time for Change by Dr. Linda Dacey

from Standards for Mathematical Practice and Problem Solving: Time for Change by Dr. Linda Dacey

from Standards for Mathematical Practice and Problem Solving: Time for Change by Dr. Linda Dacey

NCTM Process Standards and the

CCSS Mathematical Practice Standards

Joey has 623 ones.

Sharon has 62 tens and 4 ones.

Who has more?

Ask questions about relationships in models

Standard

Standard

Cluster

Format of K-8 Standards

Educators now have the opportunity to rethink not only

what,

but

how

we teach mathematics...

This is a very exciting time in

mathematics education!!

The same goals for all students

Intent of Common Core

Coherence

Focus

Clarity

Planning for Instruction Focused on the Mathematical Practices

Inside Mathematics: Our goal is to guide and support educators in learning the Common Core framework and related it to teaching practice and students’ learning. http://www.insidemathematics.org/index.php/commmon-core-math-intro

Teaching Channel: See an introduction to the new Common Core state mathematics standards including background on the design process, key features, and major differences. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlJ44te7jrw

Math Common Core Coalition: The Mathematics Common Core Coalition works to provide expertise and advice on issues related to the effective implementation of the Common Core State Standards for School Mathematics (CCSSM).

http://www.nctm.org/standards/mathcommoncore/

Resources for Quality Teaching

Ideas for differentiation??

How would you simplify this task?

How would you simplify this task?

How would you make this task more complex?

Find at least two solutions for this task.

Use words and pictures to explain your thinking

Work with a partner to solve this task. Use words and pictures to explain your thinking.

How would you make this task more complex?