ERIC Number: EJ1052146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Reference Count: 5
Constructing Meaning: Standards for Mathematical Practice
Bleiler, Sarah K.; Baxter, Wesley A.; Stephens, D. Christopher; Barlow, Angela T.
Teaching Children Mathematics, v21 n6 p336-344 Feb 2015
Teachers who participated in a recent summer institute focused on implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM). Throughout the summer institute, teachers had many in-depth discussions about the meanings they attributed to the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMPs). In this article, the authors share some of the thoughts, concerns, and questions that fifty-seven participating teachers of grades 3-6 raised. In particular, the authors share ideas related to those SMPs that provoked the most discussion (i.e., SMP 2, 4, 7, and 8). The goal is threefold: (1) To describe the interpretation issues that were prominent for our teachers; (2) To offer potentially clarifying examples aligned with the constructed meanings of our teachers; and (3) To catalyze discussions about interpretation of SMPs among mathematics teachers across the United States.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Academic Standards, Summer Programs, State Standards, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Mathematics, Context Effect, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving, Models
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 3; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 6
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