The Eight Standards of Mathematical Practice are a key part in the delivery of the Common Core State Standards. Throughout the new Common Core Content Standards you will see that the focus is on building deep conceptual understanding by describing, analyzing, modeling, reasoning, and solving real life problems. Join me to experience mathematical tasks and activities that model these eight practices and how they become an integral part of the content standards.

Ponder these questions:

What strategies and/or materials do you use to help students recognize patterns and relationships in their math learning?

Which is more important to you: That your students know how to perform the mathematical algorithms and facts that you teach them or that they develop their abilities to successfully solve problems?

Samples of rich tasks students should become accustomed to working to focus on building deep conceptual understanding by describing, analyzing, modeling, reasoning, and solving real life problems.

Ponder these questions:Mathematics Common Core StandardsStandards of Mathematical PracticeCommon Core Implementation- Something to think about for as you move forward with the Common Core work in your state -

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Task 1: Menu MathTask 2: Charge and Linear Model Integer ProblemsTask 3: Walking RatesWhat does it mean to "do mathematics"?Samples of rich tasks students should become accustomed to working tofocus on building deep conceptual understanding by describing, analyzing, modeling, reasoning, and solving real life problems.Mathematics Assessment Project (middle school/high school)AlbuquerquePublic Schools (K-8)Get2MATH K-5Port Angeles, Washington Task Site