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!
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
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.