Math.Practice.MP1
Common core State Standards
 Math: Math
 Practice: Mathematical Practice Standards

MP1: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution. They analyze givens, constraints, relationships, and goals. They make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution and plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt. They consider analogous problems, and try special cases and simpler forms of the original problem in order to gain insight into its solution. They monitor and evaluate their progress and change course if necessary. Older students might, depending on the context of the problem, transform algebraic expressions or change the viewing window on their graphing calculator to get the information they need. Mathematically proficient students can explain correspondences between equations, verbal descriptions, tables, and graphs or draw diagrams of important features and relationships, graph data, and search for regularity or trends. Younger students might rely on using concrete objects or pictures to help conceptualize and solve a problem. Mathematically proficient students check their answers to problems using a different method, and they continually ask themselves, \"Does this make sense?\" They can understand the approaches of others to solving complex problems and identify correspondences between different approaches.
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Thought starters
 What does Ms. Alcala mean by "flow through" credit?
 Why does Ms. Alcala review her favorite mistakes instead of the correct answers before passing back the test?
 How does this grading strategy foster a class culture that values risks and learning from mistakes?
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Martin Luther King Middle School1781 Rose Street
Berkeley CA 94703
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Jet Etten Aug 24, 2018 1:52pm
I'm really looking forward to trying this in my 6th grade math classroom!
Dawne Charters Aug 20, 2018 12:13pm
Great assessment idea! Do you use it for homework or just assessments? I usually don't collect homework and grade it, we go over it together.
Lauren Waguespack Jul 7, 2018 10:28pm
Erika Patrick Jul 6, 2018 3:40pm
Dennie Turner Apr 19, 2018 1:28pm