The Standards for Math Practice (SMPs)
The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe varieties of expertise that mathematics educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students.
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively. 3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. 4. Model with mathematics. 5. Use appropriate tools strategically. 6. Attend to precision. 7. Look for and make use of structure. 8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. ResourcesInside Mathematics (K12) has correlated the mathematical practice standards to excerpts of mathematics lessons with multiple examples of successful strategies to launch and sustain these practices.
This video from Making the Case introduces Common Core Standard #3 for Mathematical Practice: Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, and provides context about implementing the standard in your classroom practice. Reflections from teachers and from math education experts are also included.
Grouping the SMPs:This video from Making the Case introduces Common Core Standard #3 for Mathematical Practice: Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, and provides context about implementing the standard in your classroom practice. Reflections from teachers and from math education experts are also included.
This diagram shows one grouping of the Standards for Math Practice developed by Grace Kelemanik and Amy Lucenta. This grouping forms the basis for their book, Routines for Reasoning which has influenced our department’s thinking. See more here: http://www.fosteringmathpractices.com/avenuesofthinking/

Below are links to PDF copies of the Common Core State Standards’ Standards for Mathematical Practice in multiple languages.
SMP: Spanish translation ......................... Traducción al español (Alternative translations are here) SMP: Chinese translation ........................ 翻译成中国 SMP: Filipino translation .......................... Pagsasalin sa filipino SMP: Armenian translation ..................... Հայերեն թարգմանությամբ Another way of grouping the SMPs:This diagram shows another way of grouping the Practice Standards and comes from Bill McCallum, one of the authors of the CCSSM. More here: http://ime.math.arizona.edu/201011/2011_04_01_IME_Practices.pd


