EDUO 9547: Mathematical Practice #6: Attend to Precision

Instructor: Julie Sweetman

Course Overview

This course guides the teacher towards information that will help in the successful preparation, implementation and evaluation of a classroom lesson that fulfills mathematical practice #6 (Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.)

Course Objectives:

Relating to the Common Core Mathematical Practice Standard #6, the teacher will be able to:

  1. explain the standard to people of varying abilities, ages & education
  2. use different materials to teach the standard
  3. develop an effective time line within a teaching plan
  4. create assessment processes that evaluates the ability of the students to grasp the standard
  5. analyze this class experience as to how well it helped prepare to teach the mathematical standard

Course Relation to CCS or other Professional Standards

CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP6 Attend to precision.

Mathematically proficient students try to communicate precisely to others. They try to use clear definitions in discussion with others and in their own reasoning. They state the meaning of the symbols they choose, including using the equal sign consistently and appropriately. They are careful about specifying units of measure, and labeling axes to clarify the correspondence with quantities in a problem. They calculate accurately and efficiently, express numerical answers with a degree of precision appropriate for the problem context. In the elementary grades, students give carefully formulated explanations to each other. By the time they reach high school they have learned to examine claims and make explicit use of definitions.

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Instructor: Julie Sweetman