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## Top 10 Activities to Process Common Core Math in Your District

Gearing up for the Common Core is both exciting, yet can be overwhelming. This Top Ten List of activities are designed as different ways to process the Math Common Core Standards. They could be used in a whole group setting, small group, professional learning communities, or for individual learners. The Ten Activities are linked to more detailed information. I hope you find some of these helpful in your district.

**Food for thought videos:**

## Using Unpacking Documents From Other States to Understand Math CCSS

As schools struggle to make sense of the new Common Core Standards in Mathematics they are often left overwhelmed and highly anxious. Change is hard for most everyone. How does one balance the classroom, dealing with management and current standards while trying to learn the new expectations brought on by CCSS?

## Exploring the History of the 8 Mathematical Practices

The eight mathematical practices is the bi-product of two very important research products, the five process standards from* Principles and Standards for School Mathematics* and the five mathematical proficiencies from* Adding It Up. * For educators to truly understand the 8 mathematical practices we must go deeper into where the practices originated.

## Looking At Quality Problems to Understand CCSS

As schools struggle to make sense of the new Common Core Standards in Mathematics they are often left overwhelmed and highly anxious. Change is hard for most everyone. How does one balance the classroom, dealing with management and current standards while trying to learn the new expectations brought on by CCSS?

## Classroom Sneak Peek - Mathematical Practice #8

The past couple of weeks I began blogging about the 8 Mathematical Practices from the Common core. I have finished Mathematical Practice # 1, Mathematical Practice # 2, Mathematical Practice #3, Mathematical Practice #4, Mathematical Practice #5, Mathematical Practice

## Classroom Sneak Peek - Mathematical Practice #7

The past couple of weeks I began blogging about the 8 Mathematical Practices from the Common core. I have finished Mathematical Practice # 1, Mathematical Practice # 2, Mathematical Practice #3, Mathematical Practice #4, Mathematical Practice #5, and

## Classroom Sneak Peek - Mathematical Practice #6

The past couple of weeks I began blogging about the 8 Mathematical Practices from the Common core. I have finished Mathematical Practice # 1, Mathematical Practice # 2, Mathematical Practice #3, Mathematical Practice #4, and Mathematical Practice #5. This week the focus is on CCSS Mathematical Practice #6 - Attend to

## Classroom Sneak Peek - Mathematical Practice #5

The past couple of weeks I began blogging about the 8 Mathematical Practices from the Common core. I finished Mathematical Practice # 1, Mathematical Practice # 2, Mathematical Practice #3, and Mathematical Practice #4. This week the focus is on CCSS Mathematical Practice #5 - Use appropriate tools strategically.

## Classroom Sneak Peek - Mathematical Practice #4

The past couple of weeks I began blogging about the 8 Mathematical Practices from the Common core. I finished Mathematical Practice # 1, Mathematical Practice # 2, and Mathematical Practice #3. This week the focus is on CCSS Mathematical Practice #4 - Model with mathematics. I'll address what this looks like in the classroom, what students will be doing, what teachers will be doing, and the most important, the type of quest

## Classroom Sneak Peek - Mathematical Practice #3

The past couple of weeks I began blogging about the 8 Mathematical Practices from the Common core. I finished Mathematical Practice # 1 and Mathematical Practice # 2. This week the focus is on CCSS Mathematical Practice #3 - Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. I'll address what this looks like in the classroom, what students will be doing, what teachers will be doing, and the most important, the type of questions teachers will be asking..