I designed these "Standards for Mathematical Practice" posters to match 6th grade Common Core State Standards. They will save you time as they make student learning easier and more fun.
You’ll get four types of materials in this set:
1. Detailed, full-color versions. These contain explanations of what to do before, during, and after attempting a problem. They also include sixth grade-level examples to show students exactly how they can use the standards in grade-level problems.
2. Simplified full-color versions, appropriate to hang on the wall. These remind students of their basic goals when solving math problems.
3. Detailed black-and-white versions. These are great for including in students’ notebooks, so that they can always refer back to them while solving problems.
4. Simplified black-and-white versions. You may choose to use these at the beginning of the year before expanding on them.
Most “I can” statements mirror the wording of the actual standards, with the exception of a few that were reworded to make them more comprehensible to sixth graders. For example I used the word “explanations” instead of “arguments” in MP3, and I added the word “patterns” to help clarify MP7. I also reordered them based on how students generally solve problems. They need to first know how to persevere (MP1). Next, they usually consider using tools (MP5), followed by drawing diagrams (MP4), followed by using numbers and symbols to solve problems (MP2). Students follow the rest in order as they learn to explain their thinking, attend to precision, and look for patterns as well as regularity in repeated reasoning.
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