Learn & Implement Standards for Math Practice


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Explore this site to learn more about the Common Core Standards for
Mathematical Practice (SMP) and how they can be connected to the
content standards. Use our Illustrations, centered on student
dialogues, to see the Standards for Mathematical Practice in

Each Illustration of the Standards for Mathematical
Practice (SMP) consists of several pieces. While the primary use of
Illustrations is for teacher learning about the SMP, some
components are designed for classroom use with students.

Below is a
breakdown of what can be found in each Illustration. Mathematics
Task: A mathematical problem or question that supports the
mathematical practices.

Student Dialogue: A dialogue of students
with distinct mathematical personalities working together on the
mathematical task. The dialogue shows the SMP in action, as they
connect to mathematical content. Grade Level and Standards:

Information about the Standards for Mathematical Practice and
Content that are highlighted by the dialogue and the grade range
that is represented.

Teacher Reflection Questions: Questions for
teacher reflection on the mathematical practices and mathematical
content found in the student dialogue.

Mathematical Overview: A
narrative explaining the prominent SMP found in the Student
Dialogue and providing analysis of the deeper mathematical ideas
brought up in the students' reasoning.

Student Materials: Suggested
student discussion questions about the dialogue and related
mathematics tasks to use with students to encourage reasoning and
the use of the SMP.

Comments: Discussion about the Illustrations by
users via public commenting. Please register to leave a comment.

Learning Registry Activity


    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 4 to Adult Learning

    Topics: Mathematics

    Resource Pedagogy

    Resource Type/Classification:

    • Source Materials
    • Interactives
    • Teacher Materials
    • Reproducibles

    Tool for: Administrators, Teachers

    Beneficiary: Students