(Which of course you will, because you are my student and I have assigned this to you…)
And since I teach in a private school, and therefore am not bound to the Common Core, none of my students are doing any of the following:
SMP 1-Making sense of problems and persevering in solving them
SMP 3-Constructing viable arguments and critiquing the reasoning of others
SMP 5-Using appropriate tools strategically
SMP 6-Attending to precision
SMP 7-Looking for and making use of structure
Kind of a double-meaning on that last one…making use of structure. Hah!
But seriously, although I don’t “need” to use the Common Core in my classroom, I choose to because I think these are good practices, and I support this movement to re-imagine what the math classroom should look like.