The Mathematical Practices shouldn't be pulled out and separated from the mathematics that the students are doing daily in class, nor should they be segmented (such as problem solving Mondays, perseverance Tuesdays, etc.). However, teachers can name them, discuss them with students, talk about the practices as how mathematicians do math. Students can have an understanding of them, know what they are, and strive to get better at them. In my classroom, I include the practices (or language from the practices) as part of the learning targets and success criteria that my students work toward. Student self-assess on the learning targets and success criteria, and I formatively assess them as well. So in a sense, I am teaching the Mathematical Practices, but they are not divorced from the content standards that my students are working toward.
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it wouldn't be such a bad start in my opinion
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