# Ch 1: Standards & Planning for Math Instruction

In this chapter you will have the opportunity to improve your understanding of common core mathematics, the eight standards of mathematical practice, attributes of mathematical proficiency, strategies for teaching to course standards and properties of effective math-course syllabi.

## Standards & Planning for Math Instruction - Chapter Summary

These lessons will help you review the standards of mathematical instruction, and the different things to keep in mind when planning math-course instruction and creating your courses' syllabi. As such it will also provide you with a review of the procedures and principles of common core mathematics. Use these lessons to improve your understanding of:

• Common core mathematics and how it has changed the teaching of mathematics
• Principles of focus, coherence and rigor of common core mathematics
• The eight standards of mathematical practice
• Attributes of conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, strategic competence, adaptive reasoning and productive disposition
• Strategies for teaching course standards
• Advantages of backward designing in math curriculum
• Resources and strategies for instructional planning
• Importance of effective syllabi in mathematical instruction

This chapter consists of lessons you may read to reinforce your understanding of the material and study the key terms and figures,. Also our professional instructors are available to answer questions you may have via the teacher tabs of the lessons.

## How It Helps

• Teaches new skills: These lessons will teach you how to understand common core math and how to use it to teach your students mathematics.
• Builds awareness: This chapter will help you improve your awareness of the principles and standards of mathematical instruction.
• Improves instructional design: After you complete this chapter you should have some ideas on how you can improve your instructional planning and course syllabi.

## Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

• Explain how common core math has changed the teaching of mathematics
• Identify the three major principles of common core mathematics
• Understand the importance of the eight standards of mathematical practice
• Identify the five interdependent strands of mathematical proficiency
• Map instructional activities, assignments and assessments
• Design a course backwards
• Effectively plan instructions using quality materials and teaching strategies
• Create an effective syllabus

9 Lessons in Chapter 1: Standards & Planning for Math Instruction
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