Math Practice Classroom Posters

Standards for Mathematical Practices

The Common Core Mathematical Posters provide visual prompts for students and teachers.  Written with “I can” statements, the posters give opportunities for seamless integration of the practices to become a natural part of everyday math and learning.  Students will see the importance of using these practices to develop processes that will extend learning into interdisciplinary areas.

From the Common Core Website:

“The eight Common Core Mathematical Practices rest on important 'processes and proficiencies' with long standing importance in mathematics education. The first of these are the NCTM process standards of problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, representation, and connections. The second are the strands of mathematical proficiency specified in the National Research Council’s report Adding It Up: adaptive reasoning, strategic competence, conceptual understanding (comprehension of mathematical concepts, operations and relations), procedural fluency (skill in carrying out procedures flexibly, accurately, efficiently and appropriately) and productive disposition (habitual inclination to see mathematics as sensible, useful, and worthwhile, coupled with a belief in diligence and one’s own efficacy).”

PARCC and Smarter Balance have identified these practices in test blueprints and specifications and will be embedded in the upcoming assessments.

Common Core Standards for the Mathematical Practices

  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 (Common Core Standards Initiative, 2012).

Purchase the eight Mathematical Practices on 11 X 17 card stock to display and use as a teaching tool everyday math and learning!


  • K-2An example of a Math Practice Classroom Poster available to purchase on the MVESC website

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