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ERIC Number: EJ1008389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
A Pathway for Mathematical Practices
Wenrick, Melanie; Behrend, Jean L.; Mohs, Laura C.
Teaching Children Mathematics, v19 n6 p354-362 Feb 2013
How can teachers engage students in learning essential mathematics? The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics recommends using "contexts that promote problem solving, reasoning, communication, making connections, and designing and analyzing representations" (NCTM 2006, p. 11). Understanding the Process Standards (NCTM 2000) enables teachers to effectively implement the Standards for Mathematical Practice in the newly adopted Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSI 2010). A vignette from a primary grade classroom--at a school classified as 100 percent socioeconomically disadvantaged and with about 40 percent English language learners--furnishes a context for examining the NCTM Process Standards and illuminates the pathway for implementing the new Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice at the elementary school level. In this article, the authors specifically focus on how the teacher integrates problem solving, communication, and reasoning and proof. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A