MPs in High School: Algebra as Bookkeeping

Al Cuoco, the director of the Center for Mathematics Education at EDC, has written some essays that show how mathematical practices can be used in high school. The essays explore examples of Common Core’s Standards for Mathematical Practice. We’ll post all the essays here in the coming weeks.

For more information about EDC programs around the Mathematical Practices, visit http://mathpractices.edc.org and http://mpi.edc.org/dmp-hs-sampler.

The second essay is on the use of formal algebra for bookkeeping, and you can use the methods to solve at least one of this site’s “We Got A Problem” problems. (Click on the link to view PDF.)

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MPs in High School: Perseverance

We have two different programs at EDC devoted to the Standards for Mathematical Practice., Implementing the Standards for Mathematical Practice (IMPS) and Developing Mathematical Practice in High School (DMP). For more information, see each program’s website:

http://mathpractices.edc.org/

http://mpi.edc.org/dmp-hs-sampler

These programs involve workshops for teachers. Al Cuoco, the director of the Center for Mathematics Education at EDC, has written some essays that show how mathematical practices can be used in high school. The essays were written for these projects, but we think the essays might be useful to others working to implement the Common Core. We’ll post the essays here in the coming weeks.

The first essay is on perseverance. (Click on the link to view PDF.)