Standards for Mathematical Practice
"Does this make sense?" Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution. They analyze givens, constraints, relationships, and goals. They make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution and plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt. They consider analogous problems, and try special cases and simpler forms of the original problem in order to gain insight into its solution. They monitor and evaluate their progress and change course if necessary. Older students might, depending on the context of the problem, transform algebraic expressions or change the viewing window on their graphing calculator to get the information they need. Younger students might rely on using concrete objects or pictures to help conceptualize and solve a problem. Illustrations Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2 Videos CCSS Chairs in Hall (High School) from Math Department on Vimeo.
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