The Standards for Mathematical Practice are the heart and soul of the Common Core State Standards and should be clearly exhibited by your students throughout the course. Use this week for some student reflection about how well they have understood and can demonstrate the Mathematical Practices in their daily classroom activities. You can bring the Practice Standards to the forefront during closure by having students note any of the practices they used during the lesson and how they used them. You might also mention specific Practice Standards at the beginning of the lesson that will be particularly apparent in the day’s lesson, and then follow up with a discussion during closure as to how students felt each one of the named practices was evident in their work.
Remember, the practices state that mathematically proficient students will: