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6.0 Summary

The learning objectives from previous units are compiled below to summarize this module and provide a sense of the scope and nature of the SMP.

  • You should now be able to describe the difference between the content standards and the practice standards.
  • You have been introduced to the eight SMP and why they are important.
  • You should now be able to explain how the SMP define what it means for a student to be mathematically proficient.
  • You should now be able to describe why, to be successful in mathematics, all students need to:

Develop overarching habits of mind

Reason and explain

Model and use tools

See structure and generalize

  • You should now be able to explain what it means for students to:

Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them

Attend to precision

Reason abstractly and quantitatively

Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others

Model with mathematics

Use appropriate tools strategically

Look for and make use of structure

Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning