Mathematical Processes Performance Standards A Grade 12


By the end of grade twelve, students will:

A.12.1 Use reason and logic to

  • evaluate information
  • perceive patterns
  • identify relationships
  • formulate questions, pose problems, and make and test conjectures
  • pursue ideas that lead to further understanding and deeper insight

A.12.2 Communicate logical arguments and clearly show

  • why a result does or does not make sense
  • why the reasoning is or is not valid
  • an understanding of the difference between examples that support a conjecture and a proof of the conjecture

A.12.3 Analyze non-routine* problems and arrive at solutions by various means, including models* and simulations, often starting with provisional conjectures and progressing, directly or indirectly, to a solution, justification, or counter-example

A.12.4 Develop effective oral and written presentations employing correct mathematical terminology, notation, symbols, and conventions for mathematical arguments and display of data

A.12.5 Organize work and present mathematical procedures and results clearly, systematically, succinctly, and correctly

A.12.6 Read and understand

  • mathematical texts and other instructional materials
  • writing about mathematics (e.g., articles in journals)mathematical ideas as they are used in other contexts

*See Glossary.

Content Standard A

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