**STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICAL PRACTICE**

**The Standards for Mathematical Practice**are a significant focus of teaching math. They are a set of eight practices that describe the thinking processes, habits of mind, and dispositions that students need to develop a deep, flexible, and enduring understanding of mathematics.

**1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.**

I can re-read the problem.

I can try to solve the problem in a different way.

I can make connections to other problems.

I can try to understand other’s strategies.

**2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.**

I can represent and solve a situation mathematically.

I can check that my result makes sense.

**3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.**

I can justify my reasoning.

I can find errors in mathematical reasoning.

I can use examples to explain reasoning.

**4. Model with mathematics.**

I can use tools such as diagrams, tables, flow charts, and formulas.

I can apply my models to real world situations.

**5. Use appropriate tools strategically.**

I can understand the limitations of a calculator and its benefits.

I can bring my materials to class daily.

I can use the online supports as a resource when necessary.

**6. Attend to precision.**

I can clearly communicate using math language.

I can calculate accurately and check my work.

**7. Look for and make use of structure.**

I can find patterns in my work and make generalizations.

I can break down larger problems to solve.

**8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.**

I can identify patterns.

I can look for and use efficient math strategies and rules.

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