Thursday, July 18, 2013

Kid Friendly Mathematical Practices Posters

It seems that a big part of the CCSS will be incorporating the 8 mathematical practices.

Towards the end of the year I was giving a presentation on the practices and came across this website that I thought did a very nice job of explaining them in a nice easy way and giving some suggestions on implementing them.

I really liked the way they rewrote each practice in perfect kid friendly terms so I turned them into these posters that I plan to put up in my room and use somehow.  I figure that the first step to using them with kids will be to make sure that the kids can understand what they mean so that's as far as I've gotten.



And here's a picture for anyone that can't see the embedded file.



Enjoy.

[Update 8/16: I added a few more versions of these posters here.  Two sets of different colors and one that is editable.]

22 comments:

  1. I like these a lot. I like how they are universal to which ever standards your school has adopted. I downloaded these and will also use them in my room somehow.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Jameson
    Lessons With Coffee

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  2. Hey! Off-topic a bit, but congratulations! You've been nominated by me for a Liebster Award! Enjoy?

    http://mrwardteaches.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/i-won-a-liebster-award/

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  3. The posters are great. Thanks for posting and sharing them. I really appreciate the thoughts and resources that you've shared. I guess one of the good things about the advent of education technology. As a teacher, I can really benefit from it. For example, I stumbled upon a tool called ClassroomIQ (https://classroom-iq.com). It’s a very efficient grading tools. It helps me grade homework and exams more quickly and easily. It’s a very handy and convenient tool to have. Anyway, great post!

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  4. Thanks for sharing these. I'm thinking of making an INB page with the standards so these will be helpful!

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  5. I posted mine last year, but did not do a great job of intentionally incorporating them or pointing them out to students. This year I plan to give the students this version, but I'm going to make a little according book out of it and have them to keep them in the INB's and will refer to them throughout each task in the unit. I think this will help the students take more ownership. Oooh! I just got an idea for a self-check, rating chart that the students can do at the start of year and at different intervals throughout. These simple practices can be used as the headings, and then 3-5 characteristic of the practices can be listed underneath to help students make a good assessment of themselves.

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  6. I posted mine last year, but did not do a great job of intentionally incorporating them or pointing them out to students. This year I plan to give the students this version, but I'm going to make a little according book out of it and have them to keep them in the INB's and will refer to them throughout each task in the unit. I think this will help the students take more ownership. Oooh! I just got an idea for a self-check, rating chart that the students can do at the start of year and at different intervals throughout. These simple practices can be used as the headings, and then 3-5 characteristic of the practices can be listed underneath to help students make a good assessment of themselves.

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    1. Great idea!! I really want a good way to incorporate them too in a meaningful way, so they're more than just posters hanging on the wall.

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  7. These are terrific! I've been trying to think about how to share the Math Practice standards with my students (9th-10th graders, but largely English Language Learners) and these seem like the perfect thing. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. So CLEAN, CLEAR, and unCLUTTERED!

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  9. Thank you for your inspiration and kid-friendly mathematical practices! Here is a link to my bulletin board post using your MPs...http://kelsoemath.blogspot.com/2013/07/standards-for-mathematical-practices.html

    Tori
    KelsoeMath

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  10. Sarah, thank you so much for all of the resources and ideas you put up. I don’t have a blog myself so I can’t directly give you credit, but I always recommend your blog to others and let them know where I got these great ideas. Good luck this year!

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  11. Thank you for the posters! Love these!

    Julie
    TheHipTeacher

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  12. I love these posters!

    I just want to let you know what an inspiration you are and how awesome your blog is. I am going into my second year teaching 8th grade math and I am so excited at all the ideas I found here, and came up with after reading your blog. Thanks so much for everything!

    Natasha
    http://knohowtolearn.blogspot.com/

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    1. Oh and I just started a blog this month and I have and will continue to give you credit for many of my ideas!

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    2. I'm so glad to be able to share things that have helped! Good luck with your second year and with your blog, I'll be reading!

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  13. I was wondering if you could tell me what font you used for the posters--they look great!

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    1. sure..."Mathematical Practices" is KG Seven Sisters and the text in the bubbles is Ventura Edding. Not sure where I got them from, but if you google them you should be able to find them..they were both definitely free ones

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    2. I know this is late, but thanks so much! I had some bad spacing for my MP posters, so I added one that said something like:
      A Good Mathematician Uses:
      The 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice.

      Again, the posters look amazing, and I appreciate your help. :)

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