Thursday, August 8, 2013

The One with the Eight Standards

With just a little more than a week left before the first day of school, I have been working to finish everything.  

I'll admit that I'm starting to feel a little stressed about everything that is left to do.  I'm having to really look at my to do list and prioritize. 

I think I have everything created and printed that I need.  Now I just need to get to school to laminate it and hang it up.

One of the things I created is a set of posters with the eight standards for mathematical practice.  

These standards are HUGE with common core and something I really want to focus on with my students.  My goal is for my students to understand and apply these eight standards.  I want them to recognize when they are using them and their importance.

Here are two of the eight.

These will hang above my whiteboard so that we can refer to them often.

I also made a smaller student friendly version of each poster.  I turned them into I can statements to help students understand what each standard looks like.

I plan to laminate these, hole punch them in the top left, and put them on a key ring.  I'm making one for each desk.  

To be honest I'm not 100% sure how I plan to use these.  I just know that I want my students to have easy access to them.

In the beginning we will focus on one standard a day - talking about what it means and what it looks like.

I'm open to any suggestions on how to use these.


  1. These are great! We don't follow common core in Virginia, but I'd love to create something like this aligned to our standards and objectives.

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  2. This is such a great idea! As a pre-service teacher, I'm looking for new strategies I can use in my future classroom. I would like to use these for ELA standards so that students have a better understanding of what they are being asked to do and why it is important for them to learn these skills. (By the way, your blog is amazing! You've inspired me to start my own once I start teaching)

  3. Okay, you might give one math problem on the board. Pass out one math practice to each group. Have them solve that portion of the problem to you. That may help break down those practices for students, plus will get them to present those findings in class.