CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1 -- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution.


CCSS.Math.Practice.MP2 -- Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

Mathematically proficient students make sense of quantities and their relationships in problem situations.


CCSS.Math.Practice.MP3 -- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

Mathematically proficient students understand and use stated assumptions, definitions, and previously established results in constructing arguments.


CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4 -- Model with mathematics.

Mathematically proficient students can apply the mathematics they know to solve problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace.


CCSS.Math.Practice.MP5 -- Use appropriate tools strategically.

Mathematically proficient students consider the available tools when solving a mathematical problem.


CCSS.Math.Practice.MP6 -- Attend to precision.

Mathematically proficient students try to communicate precisely to others.


CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7 -- Look for and make use of structure.

Mathematically proficient students look closely to discern a pattern or structure.


CCSS.Math.Practice.MP8 -- Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Mathematically proficient students notice if calculations are repeated, and look both for general methods and for shortcuts.




The Common Core Curriculum is not simply moving things around and giving it a new name. It is about developing a deeper, more interactive experience where students gain understanding through strong pedogogical practices.