Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
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Title en-US: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
Description en-US: These Standards define what students should understand and be able to do in their study of mathematics. Asking a student to understand something means asking a teacher to assess whether the student has understood it. But what does mathematical understanding look like? One hallmark of mathematical understanding is the ability to justify, in a way appropriate to the student's mathematical maturity, why a particular mathematical statement is true or where a mathematical rule comes from. There is a world of difference between a student who can summon a mnemonic device to expand a product such as (a + b)(x + y) and a student who can explain where the mnemonic comes from. The student who can explain the rule understands the mathematics, and may have a better chance to succeed at a less familiar task such as expanding (a + b + c)(x + y). Mathematical understanding and procedural skill are equally important, and both are assessable using mathematical tasks of sufficient richness.
Education Level:K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Author en-US: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
Author en-US: Council of Chief State School Officers
Publisher en-US: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
Publisher en-US: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington D.C.
Rights en-US: © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.
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