Common Core State Standards Mathematical Practices...
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. Albert Einstein
This quote illustrations the first common core mathematical practice standard!
This quote illustrations the first common core mathematical practice standard!
What are the standards for mathematical practice?
"Mathematics is more than completing sets of exercises or mimicking processes the teacher explains. Doing mathematics means generating strategies for solving problems, applying those approaches, seeing if they lead to solutions, and checking to see whether your answers make sense." (Van de Walle, Teaching Developmentally) Building the robust mathematical thinking Van de Walle' describes above is the goal of the Standards for Mathematical Practice
A Graphic that groups the Standards of Mathematical Practice might be helpful to use when implementing. 
Explanations & Examples of the Mathematical Practices
The eight Standards for Mathematical Practice remain the same throughout a child's education, however, the practices may look different in an elementary classroom than in high school. The following resources may be helpful in thinking about how the practices develop over grade levels.
Unpacking the Practices K5.pdf Inside Mathematics offers video resources that illustrate each of the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice at various grade levels. Think Math Elementary Explanations & Examples 
Student Friendly Versions
"Classrooms that facilitate understanding will be those in which students reflect on, and communicate about mathematics." (Hiebert, Making Sense)
Student Friendly versions for K2nd grade
Student Friendly versions for 2nd  8th grade.pdf
Student Friendly versions for K2nd grade
Student Friendly versions for 2nd  8th grade.pdf
Mathematics Discourse
Asking questions and developing discourse that help move students to become mathematically proficient is an essential component of engaging students in the practices.


