Whether your state has adopted CCSSM or not, there is a lot more to it than the content standards. CCSSM also contain the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Although they are often just referred to as the “math practices,” these are really just best practices in teaching. The math practices describe the behaviors we would expect to see in successful mathematics students. This link Resources - Supporting the Math Practices takes you to a site containing more links with information on the practices and their implementation.
Below are the eight math practices. Read this list and see if you would like your student to do these things. We will address these practices in the next tips.
The Standards for Mathematical Practice are:
Standard 1: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
Standard 2: Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
Standard 3: Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
Standard 4: Model with mathematics
Standard 5: Use appropriate tools strategically.
Standard 6: Attend to precision.
Standard 7: Look for and make use of structure.
Standard 8: Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.