Overview of the Standards for Mathematical Practice
The Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMPs) are central to the teaching and learning of mathematics. These practices describe the behaviors and habits of mind that are exhibited by students who are mathematically proficient. The practices describe the variety of expertise that mathematics educators should seek to develop in their students.
Video on the SMPs
Presentation on the History of the SMPs
SMP Professional Learning Module Outline
These professional learning resources are divided into four modules to provide a meaningful examination of using the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP).
- Overarching Habits of Mind
- Reasoning and Explaining
- Modeling and Using Tools
- Seeing Structure and Generalizing
The goals of each module it to:
Providing an understanding of the Standards for Mathematical Practice
Identify characteristics of students that are proficient in the SMPs
Develop learning opportunities for students
Understand the role of the teacher in implementing SMPs into their instruction
Each module contains the following materials:
A Google Slides Presentation
The presentations include detailed notes for a general and facilitator audience
The SMP module user guide contains information on how to access notes, modify the slides, and alternative files for use (PDF and/or PPT).
A handout packet
Additional resources to supplement videos within the presentations