The resources in this collection present students with problems, lessons, and activities in which they will create or use a model in order to understand and communicate the mathematical concept (CCSS Practice Standard 4). Students learn to apply math to everyday life by working with concrete, pictorial, and symbolic representations of the problems encountered in real situations. Additional resources for educators can be found in a companion Professional Development collection for CCSS Practice Standard 4.
This collection supports teachers as they integrate Practice Standard 4 into their classroom routines. In these articles, videos, and lesson studies, teachers will see strategies that help guide students to use concrete, pictorial, and symbolic representations to describe mathematical situations in everyday life. Additional resources for immediate use in the classroom can be found in a companion classroom collection.