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## Standards for Mathematical Practice

- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
- Model with Mathematics.
- Use appropriate tools strategically.
- Attend to precision.
- Look for and make use of structure.
- Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them : AoPS does not believe that math is memorizing Trick A to solve Problem A and Trick B for Problem B. Problem solving is about understanding the problem, weighing the possible approaches, and deciding which is the best strategy for solving it. Sometimes the path is not apparent, and sometimes what at first seemed like a promising start needs to be rethought. A good problem solver has the tenacity to work through these obstacles.
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively and Model with Mathematics : Part of problem solving is the ability to translate the problem description into mathematical symbols. At the same time, it is important for students to not treat equations as a series of symbols to be manipulated but understand what their equations mean in the context of the mathematical concepts and the problem. To understand problems deeply, a mathematician needs to be able to follow paths of context and abstraction simultaneously.
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others , Use appropriate tools strategically and Attend to precision : Many traditional schools only discuss proofs in Geometry class, and only in simplistic terms. AoPS integrates proof-writing—having the students construct rigorous logical arguments and communicate their ideas clearly—starting from our Prealgebra courses. Each week in our subject series courses, students have one or more free response writing problems. Student responses are human-graded and receive feedback on their solution, including their ability to communicate mathematically. Students learn to construct and analyze mathematical arguments in our classroom as well, where we make the students do all the work .
- Look for and make use of structure and Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning : Recognizing patterns is an important problem solving strategy. AoPS students learn by studying relevant problems and generalizing their ideas into the underlying principles. This requires dissecting each problem into its constituent pieces and their connective structures. This also requires finding common principles inside different problems and finding ways to extract those principles and use them on the current problem or on problems down the road.

## Standards for Mathematical Content

- The Common Core grades 6-8 contain numerous standards involving 3-dimensional shapes. The Geometry component in AoPS Prealgebra 2 is closer to a traditional Euclidean plane geometry course, where students apply geometric properties to solve problems. AoPS discusses 3-dimensional geometry first in its Beast Academy 5A curriculum and then defers until Introduction to Geometry , where students can extend their mastery of 2-dimensional geometry to reason about 3-dimensional configurations. We reach the depth expected in the CCSS in our 5A explorations and then wait on the material until students have the tools to solve more complex problems instead of learning extra forumulas earlier.
- The Common Core uses geometric transformations—dilation, reflection, rotation, and translation—to define congruence and similarity. In contrast, AoPS uses an informal definition of congruence and similarity that utilizes the students' intuition, saving transformations for later in the Introduction to Geometry course. AoPS also discusses geometric transformations in Precalculus using the tools of complex numbers and vectors.
- Also, AoPS and the Common Core emphasize different aspects of the Expressions & Equations domains in grades 6-8. The Common Core uses the coordinate plane to connect concepts in ratios, expressions, and geometry that deal with linear equations and their graphs. AoPS does not cover the graphs of linear equations until the high school-level Introduction to Algebra A course. Similarly, the grade 8 Functions domain and standards regarding systems of linear equations are taught in Algebra, where we can provide a more rigorous treatment. Instead, the Common Core high school cluster A.SSE (Algebra: Seeing Structure in Expressions) is pushed forward into AoPS Prealgebra as it is an important problem solving skill when manipulating algebraic expressions.

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## How to Do Common Core Math – A Guide for Parents

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## 8 Popular Common Core Math Standards Explained with Examples in the Classroom

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## What is Common Core math?

- Provide graduating high school students with the skills they need to be successful either in the workforce or in post-secondary education
- Boost math test scores for all American students
- Smooth out the differences between individual state curriculums and practices

- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
- Model with mathematics
- Use appropriate tools strategically
- Attend to precision
- Look for and make use of structure
- Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning

## Is Common Core math working?

Source: Center for Education Policy Research

## 1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them

For example, look at this typical Common Core math problem:

- The relationship between numbers in a given problem
- The potential for more than one solution
- The foundation behind shortcuts and more complex processes

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## 2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively

There are two parts to the second standard: decontextualization and contextualization.

Take this question as an example:

Source: Stanford Graduate School of Education

## 3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others

Some more tips for having a great classroom discussion:

- Ask students to write down answers to questions, like “what did you find difficult about this problem?” or “what did you learn during this activity?” before sharing out loud
- For a more lively class, consider implementing a “talking stick” or other object to let students know who has the floor
- Read our post for more ideas on effective classroom management

## 4. Model with mathematics

## 5. Use appropriate tools strategically

## 6. Attend to precision

Write prompts on the board to get your students started:

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- Do you have any more questions you want answered?
- Where did you get stuck in this problem? Why?
- What tools did you use to solve this problem?
- What will you do differently next time?

## 7. Look for and make use of structure

Seeing repeated patterns gives students the tools to reason through new, more challenging problems.

## 8. Look for and make use of repeated reasoning

## Tips for explaining Common Core math to parents:

With that in mind, here are three ways to get parents on board with new Common Core math standards:

- Send home an information sheet or link parents to a web resource that explains the standards behind Common Core math and how they work in the classroom. Parents are less likely to be alarmed by dramatically different-looking homework when they’ve been given a head’s-up and an introduction to the reasoning behind the change.
- Let parents know that their children might ask questions and struggle while they get used to the new curriculum . A recent study from Psychological Science found that when parents expressed negative feelings about math, their children were also more likely to underperform. Encourage parents to model a positive attitude and to work through difficult problems with their children.
- Consider taking a few minutes during a parent evening to go over the most important points of the new curriculum, and encourage them to keep in touch and to reach out if they have any questions. Supporting an open dialogue with parents is a great classroom practice, no matter which subject you’re teaching.

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## What Is Problem-Solving?

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- Deciding to tackle the issue
- Seeking to understand the problem more fully
- Researching available options or solutions
- Taking action to resolve the issue

## Problem-Solving Mental Processes

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- Representing the problem in memory
- Considering relevant information that applies to the problem
- Identifying different aspects of the problem
- Labeling and describing the problem

## Problem-Solving Strategies

## Trial and Error

## How to Apply Problem-Solving Strategies in Real Life

- Create a flow chart . If you have time, you can take advantage of the algorithm approach to problem-solving by sitting down and making a flow chart of each potential solution, its consequences, and what happens next.
- Recall your past experiences . When a problem needs to be solved fairly quickly, heuristics may be a better approach. Think back to when you faced a similar issue, then use your knowledge and experience to choose the best option possible.
- Start trying potential solutions . If your options are limited, start trying them one by one to see which solution is best for achieving your desired goal. If a particular solution doesn't work, move on to the next.
- Take some time alone . Since insight is often achieved when you're alone, carve out time to be by yourself for a while. The answer to your problem may come to you, seemingly out of the blue, if you spend some time away from others.

## Obstacles to Problem-Solving

- Assumptions: When dealing with a problem, people can make assumptions about the constraints and obstacles that prevent certain solutions. Thus, they may not even try some potential options.
- Functional fixedness : This term refers to the tendency to view problems only in their customary manner. Functional fixedness prevents people from fully seeing all of the different options that might be available to find a solution.
- Irrelevant or misleading information: When trying to solve a problem, it's important to distinguish between information that is relevant to the issue and irrelevant data that can lead to faulty solutions. The more complex the problem, the easier it is to focus on misleading or irrelevant information.
- Mental set: A mental set is a tendency to only use solutions that have worked in the past rather than looking for alternative ideas. A mental set can work as a heuristic, making it a useful problem-solving tool. However, mental sets can also lead to inflexibility, making it more difficult to find effective solutions.

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- Recognize that a problem exists . If you are facing a problem, there are generally signs. For instance, if you have a mental illness , you may experience excessive fear or sadness, mood changes, and changes in sleeping or eating habits. Recognizing these signs can help you realize that an issue exists.
- Decide to solve the problem . Make a conscious decision to solve the issue at hand. Commit to yourself that you will go through the steps necessary to find a solution.
- Seek to fully understand the issue . Analyze the problem you face, looking at it from all sides. If your problem is relationship-related, for instance, ask yourself how the other person may be interpreting the issue. You might also consider how your actions might be contributing to the situation.
- Research potential options . Using the problem-solving strategies mentioned, research potential solutions. Make a list of options, then consider each one individually. What are some pros and cons of taking the available routes? What would you need to do to make them happen?
- Take action . Select the best solution possible and take action. Action is one of the steps required for change . So, go through the motions needed to resolve the issue.
- Try another option, if needed . If the solution you chose didn't work, don't give up. Either go through the problem-solving process again or simply try another option.

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## The Fundamental Problem With Common Core Math

First of all, Common Core tries to teach the concepts first, and to incorrectly-aged students.

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- Multiple rounds of budget cuts and layoffs that have left 34 of the 50 states providing less funding for education than they did five years ago, and the elimination of more than 300,000 teaching positions.
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- An appalling increase in the inequality and child poverty surrounding our schools, categories in which the United States leads the world and that tell us far more about the source of our educational problems than the uneven quality of state curriculum standards.
- A dramatic increase in the cost and debt burden of college access.
- A massively well-financed campaign of billionaires and politically powerful advocacy organizations that seeks to replace our current system of public education which, for all its many flaws, is probably the most democratic institution we have and one that has done far more to address inequality, offer hope, and provide opportunity than the country’s financial, economic, political, and media institutions with a market-based, non-unionized, privately managed system.

People who advocate for the CCSS miss the bigger picture that people on the ground don’t: The CCSS came as a package deal with the new teacher evaluations, higher stakes testing, and austerity measures, including mass school closings. Often, it seems like the leaders are talking out of both sides of their mouths when they say they want to improve education but need to defund our schools. . . . It makes no sense for us to have high expectations of our students when we don’t have high expectations for our school system.

## The Lure of the Common Core

- It represents a tighter set of smarter standards focused on developing critical learning skills instead of mastering fragmented bits of knowledge.
- It requires more progressive, student-centered teaching with strong elements of collaborative and reflective learning.
- It will help equalize the playing field by raising expectations for all children, especially those suffering the worst effects of “drill and kill” test prep.

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## Educational Plan or Marketing Campaign?

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## Who Controls Public Education?

## Tests, Tests, Tests

The tests are on track to squeeze out whatever positive potential exists in the Common Core:

- The arrival of the tests will pre-empt the already too short period teachers and schools have to review the standards and develop appropriate curriculum responses before that space is filled by the assessments themselves.
- Instead of reversing the mania for over-testing, the new assessments will extend it with pre-tests, interim tests, post-tests, and computer-based “performance assessments.” It’s the difference between giving a patient a blood test and draining the patient’s blood.
- The scores will be plugged into data systems that will generate value-added measures, student growth percentiles, and other imaginary numbers for what I call psychometric astrology. The inaccurate and unreliable practice of using test scores for teacher evaluation will distort the assessments before they’re even in place, and has the potential to make Common Core implementation part of the assault on the teaching profession instead of a renewal of it.
- If the Common Core’s college- and career-ready performance levels become the standard for high school graduation, it will push more kids out of high school than it will prepare for college. The most vulnerable students will be the most at risk. As FairTest put it: “If a child struggles to clear the high bar at 5 feet, she will not become a ‘world-class’ jumper because someone raised the bar to 6 feet and yelled ‘jump higher,’ or if her ‘poor’ performance is used to punish her coach.”
- The costs of the tests, which have multiple pieces throughout the year and must be given on computers many schools don’t have, will be enormous and will come at the expense of more important things. The plunging scores will be used as an excuse to close more public schools and open more privatized charters and voucher schools, especially in poor communities of color.

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## 2. Heuristics

Algorithms or equations are examples of heuristics.

## 3. Gut instincts (insight problem-solving)

While algorithm-based problem-solving is formulaic, insight problem-solving is the opposite.

## 4. Working backward

## 5. Means-end analysis

## Let’s recap

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- Gick ML. (1986). Problem-solving strategies. tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00461520.1986.9653026
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- Posamentier A, et al. (2015). Problem-solving strategies in mathematics. Chapter 3: Working backwards. worldscientific.com/doi/10.1142/9789814651646_0003
- Sarathy V. (2018). Real world problem-solving. frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnhum.2018.00261/full
- Woods D. (2000). An evidence-based strategy for problem solving. researchgate.net/publication/245332888_An_Evidence-Based_Strategy_for_Problem_Solving

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Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them: AoPS does not believe that math is memorizing Trick A to solve Problem A and Trick B for Problem B. Problem solving is about understanding the problem, weighing the possible approaches, and deciding which is the best strategy for solving it.

The thread of literacy found in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) suggests a way to get to the heart of problem solving. When you say that someone is literate, you are not saying that they know how to read; you are saying that they are well read or have read a lot.

To help kids find out what problem-solving methods work best for them, you can give them several types of common core math activities. You can use teaching tools that give kids several methods at once. This way, they can pick ones that appeal to them naturally. Scaffolding Math Problems For younger children, teachers often "scaffold" math problems.

Daily problem solving is a highly effective way to help your students master the Common Core mathematical practice standards. Fortunately, when you have a plan in place, it can also be the easiest way to motivate your students to become proficient problem-solvers. I've always recognized the importance of daily math problem solving, but in the ...

Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them Reason abstractly and quantitatively Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others Model with mathematics Use appropriate tools strategically Attend to precision Look for and make use of structure Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning

A problem-solving strategy is a plan used to find a solution or overcome a challenge. Each problem-solving strategy includes multiple steps to provide you with helpful guidelines on how to resolve a business problem or industry challenge.

A trial-and-error approach to problem-solving involves trying a number of potential solutions to a particular issue, then ruling out those that do not work. If you're not sure whether to buy a shirt in blue or green, for instance, you may try on each before deciding which one to purchase.

Crucial to this teaching methodology are (a) quick recall of math facts, and (b) a straightforward process that anyone can do. This gives students the skills they need to do problems and to recognize that the size of the problem doesn't really matter as long as you have the process.

The bigger problem is the role the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are playing in the larger dynamics of current school reform and education politics. Today everything about the Common Core, even the brand name the Common Core State Standards is contested because these standards were created as an instrument of contested policy. They have ...

Means-end analysis is a problem-solving strategy that, to put it simply, helps you get from "point A" to "point B" by examining and coming up with solutions to obstacles. When using means-end...

Browse the Khan Academy math skills by Common Core standard. With over 50,000 unique questions, we provide complete coverage. ... Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number ...

Implement common problem-solving strategies There are a few ways to go about identifying problems (and solutions). Here are some strategies you can try, as well as common ways to apply them: Trial and error Trial and error problem solving doesn't usually require a whole team of people to solve.

A common mistake in problem solving is that alternatives are evaluated as they are proposed, so the first acceptable solution is chosen, even if it's not the best fit. If we focus on trying to get the results we want, we miss the potential for learning something new that will allow for real improvement in the problem-solving process. 3.

Tasks Rich, problem-solving supplements are organized by Common Core domain and standard. Each standard offers 5 (or more) open-ended performance tasks that connect both the Standards for Mathematical Content and Mathematical Practice. These may be used for classroom instruction, exploration, formative assessment, and summative assessment.

The Common Core Standard for two-digit addition & subtraction is: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.NBT.B.5 Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction. And, the standard for three-digit addition and subtraction, to show where we're headed:

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Problem-solving strategies These are operators that a problem solver tries to move from A to B. There are several problem-solving strategies but the main ones are: Algorithms Heuristics Trial and error Insight 1. Algorithms When you follow a step-by-step procedure to solve a problem or reach a goal, you're using an algorithm.

the main points, analyzing possible effective strategies and procedures, and identifying bridges to span from the mundane into the creative math applications. The success of the problem solving procedure depends on the building of connections and demonstrating proficiency. The students practice multiple and varied experiences to

Problem Solving Steps Example SOLUTION OUTCOME RATING (+ OR -) 1. Ignore him He would keep it up - 2. Insult him back He'd probably try to hit me - 3. Walk away He'd leave me alone but might think I'm a "chicken" +/- 4. Hit him We'd both be sent to the Principal - 5.

Using the Common Core State Standards, math can be taught in a different way than most accepted in schools. Take a deeper look at math and the Common Core, the problem-solving process ...

Common Core's Eight Standards of Mathematical Practice may be the answer. Let's take a look at each one. 1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. This standard seeks to...

Strategies for Problem Solving. Nursing students will be expected to have or develop strong problem-solving skills. Problem solving is centered on your ability to identify critical issues and create or identify solutions. Well-developed problem solving skills is a characteristic of a successful student. Remember, problems are a part of everyday ...

There are 2 activities. Both go with standards: MCC3.1.NBT.2 Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction. 3.OA.8 Solve word problems using currently mastered operations.