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ERIC Number: EJ1052146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
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.
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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
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A