In this resource, the Standards for Mathematical Practice are broken down so that elementary students can understand and use them. This guide will walk you through all of the standards, including how to create a classroom community of problem solvers. Part of creating this community involves students writing goals, solving sample problems, discussion and explanations of those problems, feedback from the teacher and peers and revisiting goals.
In these 8 lessons, I have outlined:
1. The standard in adult language, and a basic breakdown of what it means.
2. The standard in kid friendly language
3. A detailed lesson of how to introduce the standard to your class.
4. A sample problem to work through individually, and then together as a class.
5. A poster/anchor chart of the math practice standard in kid friendly language that you can post with a sample of student work.
The preview is the introduction to the lessons, as well as an entire lesson for the first standard. I hope you'll take a look!
I have spent a lot of time researching these standards, as I felt the students in my classroom were really struggling with problem solving. After implementing this unit of study, we began to intentionally use this language as we discussed problem solving and saw great improvement.
This is ideal for the beginning of the school year, however it can be done at any time to help students become amazing mathematicians!
All of my lessons and units are in the format of Jane Pollock’s GANAG method. This standards based lesson schema is for 21st century learners. This method is used to help teachers use a structure in their lessons that will give great results using formative assessment often.
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