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Eight Basic Principles of "Mathematical Practice"

Blogging for the Huffington Post, Keith Devlin argues that the "Mathematical Practice" standards are what the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics are about.

Further, Devlin contends that the practice standards "are the very heart of...mathematical thinking."

In fact:

The guiding principles do such a good job of articulating the requirements of good mathematical thinking, that pretty well everything a student really needs to master in terms of mathematical thinking (not just for graduation but for life!) can be developed by following the eight principles and focusing entirely on elementary arithmetic and algebra. Nothing else! That would equip a student to acquire any specific mathematical skill required later in life with relative ease, as and when required.

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Start Date: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014