Saturday, July 27, 2013

Common Core Mathematical Practices Posters


A few weeks back, I blogged about the Common Core Mathematical Practices and the importance of embedding them into your instruction.  Be sure to check it out, because there's a free bookmark you can keep handy for planning.

Well, the creative spirit moved me, and I created a set of primary posters you can hang in your classroom to help your kiddos internalize the practices.
Each full-color poster features the language from the CC Mathematical Practices, as well as kid-friendly 'I can' statements.  Important words and phrases are highlighted in color.
How adorable are these kiddos from Graphics from the Pond?  In addition to the description, the posters include visuals to help explain each practice.
Finally, there's a B&W line-art printable that perfect for your kiddos to keep in their math journals or to share with parents.
Now, you know I'm not going to put up a product without teaching you some math, so there are three pages of teacher notes with the practices explained in laymen's terms. Head over to my TpT store to pick up your set!

Good news!  There's an intermediate set now, too!


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    1. Thanks! I was really pleased with how they came out!

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  2. I love the kid friendly language! I think having these posters in a classroom would help both the teacher and students remember these important ideas.

    Tara
    The Math Maniac

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    1. Exactly, Tara! They need to be front and center all the time!

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  3. Just a thought here.... On your TPT page, you have these listed as K-3. I plan to use them in my 6th grade classroom. I would consider changing the range for more exposure. These posters are absolutely adorable, and the math practices are something new to many teachers this year. Just thought I'd throw that out there.

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    1. That's a great point, Karen! I chose that grade level band because the math examples shown on the posters are very primary. I'm hoping to do a set with more advanced examples and language for 3-6. I think I'll probably take your suggestion in the meanwhile!

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    2. Oh, please let me know when you do the upper grade set. For now, I am still going to purchase this set, because I'm okay with the examples being primary focused. Your work is spectacular!

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  4. These are on my wishlist for back to school. So adorable and functional.

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  5. These are GREAT - so much better than the mathematical practices poster our district gave us. LOVE the "I can" statements and primary-focused examples! I will be purchasing these and replacing the dull, impossible-for-first-graders-to-understand poster I currently have. Thank you!

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    1. Easier for teachers to understand, too, Amy! Ha ha.

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  6. Donna,
    I wasn't able to accesss "preview" page when viewing Mathematical Practice posters for primary grades. I am interested in confirming the poster size and total number of pages in packet. I assume posters are 8 1/2 x 11...correct???? ~Sheri

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    1. I got an error, too, so I re-uploaded the preview. Yes, they are 8 1/2 by 11. There are 9 posters, a blackline master students can put in their math journal, and several pages of teacher notes. I hope that helps!

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