Academic Standard

Mathematical Processes
Tennessee Diploma Project
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Conceptual StrandThe Mathematical Process Standards are embedded in the content standards to reap the learning benefits gained from attention to them. These standards exemplify best teaching practices in mathematical instruction and mirror the NCTM Process Standards as well as the Common Core Mathematical Practices.Guiding QuestionWhat is the role of the mathematical processes standards in formative instruction?
Elements within this Standard
Grade Level Expectation
Use mathematical language, symbols, and definitions while developing mathematical reasoning.
Apply and adapt a variety of appropriate strategies to problem solving, including estimation, and reasonableness of the solution.
Develop independent reasoning to communicate mathematical ideas and derive algorithms and/or formulas.
Move flexibly between concrete and abstract representations of mathematical ideas in order to solve problems, model mathematical ideas, and communicate solution
Use mathematical ideas and processes in different settings to formulate patterns, analyze graphs, set up and solve problems and interpret solutions.
Read and interpret the language of mathematics and use written/oral communication to express mathematical ideas precisely.
Recognize the historical development of mathematics, mathematics in context, and the connections between mathematics and the real world.
Use technologies/manipulatives appropriately to develop understanding of mathematical algorithms, to facilitate problem solving, and to create accurate and
Check For Understanding
Understand the relationship between use of answers and the accuracy of the number.
Identify the range of appropriate estimates, including over-estimate and under-estimate.
Connect operations with decimals to money and make estimates.
Use commutative, associative, and distributive properties of numbers including oral descriptions of mathematical reasoning.
Measure using ruler, meter stick, clock, thermometer, or other scaled instruments.
Identify geometric or physical attributes that are appropriate to measure in a given situation.
Translate the details of a contextual problem into diagrams and/or numerical expressions, and express answers using appropriate units.
Match the spoken, written, concrete (including base ten blocks), and pictorial representations of decimals.
Develop a story problem that illustrates a given multiplication or division number sentence.
Use age-appropriate books, stories, and videos to convey ideas of mathematics.
State Performance Indicator
Verify a conclusion using the commutative, associative and distributive properties.
Compare decimals using concrete and pictorial representations.
Determine the correct change from a transaction.
Compare objects with respect to a given geometric or physical attribute and select appropriate measurement instrument.