Standards of Mathematical Practice

1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
 Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution.
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 ANALYZE relationships (how things are similar or connected). USE real objects or pictures to understand and recreate the problem. PLAN a solution and make hypotheses (educated guesses). CHECK my answers using a different method or way. MONITOR my progress. UNDERSTAND how other people solve the problem. EVALUATE my progress. IDENTIFY the similarites between the way other people solve the problems. EXPLAIN relationships between tables, charts, graphs, or diagrams.

2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
 Mathematically proficient students make sense of quantities and their relationships in problem situations.
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 REPRESENT the problem using manipulatives and/or equations. UNDERSTAND the meaning of an answer. IDENTIFY the units involved. USE different properties of operations to solve problems. ~CONTEXTUALIZE~ Put numbers in a real-world context. ~DECONTEXTUALIZE~ Pull numbers out of context and work with them mathematically.