8 Mathematical Practices Resources

MATHEMATICAL PRACTICES RESOURCES

- Mathematical Practices Institute Illustrative Math Practices Page - arranged by practice, it includes exemplar lessons (math) along with student dialogue.
- Rubric for Assessing Math Practices
- 5x8 Look-fors Card for Mathematical Practices
- Implementing the Common Core Math Practices Frieda Parker and Jodie Novak, EdLeadership Dec 2012 ASCD.
- What teachers look like using Mathematical Practices
- Mathematical Practices - I Can Statements k-4
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving in the Arts. Center for Educator Development in the Fine Arts.
- The Arts and The Common Core: A Review of Connections Between the Common Core Standards and The National Core Arts Standards Conceptual Framework. (p 23) Amy Charleroy,College Board
- Mathematical Practices for Deep Understanding. Susan Brookhart, Ceri Dean. EdLeadership Dec 2013/Jan 2014. Focus on Formative Assessment and Math Practices.
- Instigating Thinking In Math Class. Jessica Hiltebidal. EdLeadership. Dec 2102/Jan 2013. These strategies are applicable across all content areas.
- A Guide To the 8 Mathematical Practice Standards. Meghan Everett (Scholastic)
- The Importance of the Standards For Mathematical Practices Jason Zimba, Bill McCallum (YouTube)
- Talking, Writing, and Reasoning: Making Thinking Visible with Math Journals [ReadWriteThink.org]
- Data Graphing Tool http://illuminations.nctm.org/Activity.aspx?id=4098
- Math Trails - Using Images of the Real World to Get Students to think mathematically
- Debbie Waggoner Mathematical Practices Resources Blog

- Prezi - The 8 Mathematical Practices CCSS, based on work for how to help build an understanding of these practices - Mort, Stiles, Justice, Sell, Traver and Morris. Prezi posted by Melissa Curth.

Teacher Channel Videos

- Using Color To Support Mathematical Thinking - across content areas
- Building Math Confidence
- Math Practice Standards - Precision
- Don’t Give Up - Plan, Persevere,Revise

How do I know that students are applying mathematical practices?

- Instructional Practices Guide - math practices. This document from achievethecore.org provides teachers with a checklist of their own lesson design behaviors AND a description of what students should be able to do within the lesson. Applicable to any content area.
- How Do We Know Students Are Using Mathematical Practices -Assessing the 8 Mathematical Practices. Mary Doom.
- Mathematical Practices Proficiency Matrix - can easily be adapted to fit into other content areas.
- 5x8 Notecard of “look fors” that can be applied to any content area.

Take-Aways from the Math and Literacy Article (read by the preK-4 Staff at March 7 In-service)

Read the Article: Linking Literacy and Mathematics: The Support for Common Core Standards for the Mathematical Practice. Dr. Mary Swanson and Dr. Martha Parrott Feb. 2013.

- MP 1: I SOLVE = Identify the problem, Solutions are brainstormed, Obstacles are identified, Look at solutions again, Validate solutions by trying it, Evaluate how well solutions worked.
- MP 1: Remember, Understand, Apply, Analyze, Create
- MP1: Gather data, devise plan by making connections, test plan, look back and see if you got reasonable results.
- MP 1: Thinking mathematically combines both the procedures and dift. levels of questioning/thinking to construct new knowledge.
- MP 2: mental gymnastics - switching gears, guess/check based on a situation, represent math in dift. ways including symbols/graphics, seeing problems from different perspectives. [Using mind maps is one example of this - including making a poster of a “proof” for geometry that shows the thinking of the group]
- MP 3: logical tests - test concepts against another concept. Think-pair-share works well. Demonstrate through manipulatives, movement and products like foldables and other graphic organizers.
- MP 5: some tools are simple, others are complex so be flexible. Provide a drawing before solving the problems. Tools extend, represent and provide a different perspective. Tools can add a dimension of fun. How do students pick the best or most appropriate tool?
- MP 6: Math proficient students communicate precisely in words and representations. Activities for identifying errors/sharing. Precision is linked to proper language use. Develop list of books to use per grade level. Try out Challenge 24/First in Math.
- MP 6: Regular use of writing activities, incorporate technology, peer/collaborative sharing. Will require a lot of modeling at the younger grades.
- MP 7: Engaging to all students. Books should be pleasing visually, focus is on helping students see that everyone can be successful in math. Pick materials that meet the needs of all learning styles. Work on building literacy/math units that are thematic.
- MP 8: Kids need to be able to relate to or have had an experience to be able to dig in and persevere on the problem. The problem should be developmentally appropriate. It is important for the teacher to develop the problem with the above characteristics . The teacher can/should actually ask how this question [problem] relates to or helps them in real life situations.

Books Referenced in Linking Literacy and Mathematics: The Support for Common Core Standards for the Mathematical Practice. Dr. Mary Swanson and Dr. Martha Parrott Feb. 2013. To Borrow from BOE Curriculum Library - send request via email and the books will be sent to you through inter-office mail.

Book Title | Book Author | MP Standard |

The Doorbell Rang | Pat Hutchins | |

Grandfather Tang’s Story | Ann Tompert | |

Anno’s Mysterious Multiplying Jar | Masaichiro and Mitsumasa Anno | |

Spaghetti And Meatballs for All! A Mathematical Story ( 3 copies available) | Marilyn Burns | |

Actual Size | Steve Jenkins | |

The Greedy Triangle ( 2 copies available) | Marilyn Burns | |

The Great Number Rumble: A Story of Math In Surprising Places | Cora Lee and Gillian O’Reilly | |

The Phantom Tollbooth | Norton Juster | |

The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math. | Sean Connolly | |

Lots and Lots of Zebra Stripes | Stephen Swinburne | |

Great Estimation | Bruce Goldstone |

Additional Math Books That Are Available from the BOE Curriculum Library. For Full Standards Based Lesson Ideas Based on these books- See Ohio Resource Center’s Mathematics Bookshelf

Book Title | Book Author | MP |

Quack and Count | Keith Baker | MP4, MP 7 |

The King’s Chessboard | David Birch | MP3, MP 7, MP 8 |

If You Hopped Like A Frog | David M. Schwartz | MP 4 |

Anno’s Magic Seeds | Mitsumasa Anno | MP 1, MP 4, MP 7, MP 8 |

Full House | Dayle Ann Dodds | MP 7, MP 4 |

Flatland (MS/HS Geometry) | Edwin Abbot | MP 2, MP 8 |

The Other Side | Alejandro Aura | MP 2 |

Jumanji | Chris Van Allsburg | MP 1, MP 2 |