Powerful Mathematics Practices
Build students' procedural and reasoning skills and deepen their understanding of math concepts

Publication August 20182 pages(18V16)
Powerful Mathematics Practices Quick Reference Guide

Teachers who take a balanced approach to mathematics instruction use formative assessment lessons to check students’ understanding of math concepts and correct misunderstandings. Teachers challenge students with complex, real-world assignments that engage students in a productive struggle and require problem solving, reasoning and mathematical modeling skills.

This quick-reference guide presents examples of teacher and student behaviors and learning artifacts found in classrooms that embrace six powerful mathematics practices:

  • Planning for and Ensuring a Balanced Approach to Mathematics
  • Engaging Students in Assignments That Matter
  • Utilizing Questioning and Feedback for Deeper Understanding
  • Using Formative Assessment Data
  • Fostering a Classroom Environment That Supports Student Ownership of Learning
  • Reflecting on Teaching Practice

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