The Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMPs)
The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe varieties of expertise that mathematics educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students.
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
SMP: Korean translation ......................... 한국어 번역
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
SMP: Korean translation ......................... 한국어 번역
StudentFriendly SMPsThe Jordan School District in Utah has produced a series of posters explaining the Math Practice Standards in studentfriendly language for grades K6.
You can download them here: Standard 1: Make Sense of Problems and Persevere in Solving Them Standard 2: Reason Abstractly and Quantitatively Standard 3: Construct Viable Arguments and Critique the Reasoning of Others Standard 4: Model with Mathematics Standard 5: Use Appropriate Tools Strategically Standard 6: Attend to Precision Standard 7: Look for and Make Use of Structure Standard 8: Look for and Express Regularity in Repeated Reasoning The younger grade versions of the SMP in studentfriendly language are also available in Spanish and Chinese, courtesy of the Jordan School District in Utah Standards 18: K6 Spanish Standards 14: K6 Chinese Standards 58: K6 Chinese Standards 18 by grade level All courtesy of the Jordan School District 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/

Learn more about the SMPsAnother 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


