8 Mathematical Practice Standards

1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
Students can identify the question being asked, find a way to answer the question, and keep working until they have the answer.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
Students can represent a problem with drawings or manipulatives.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
Students can agree or disagree with the work of others, using mathematical language.
4. Model with mathematics.
Students can use math to solve real-world problems and to understand the world around them.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
Students can choose the best math tool to use and use it correctly.
6. Attend to precision.
Students can use precise vocabulary terms. Answers are correct. Students' explanations are detailed.
7. Look for and make use of structure.
Students can find patterns that can help solve more complex problems. Students can identify multiple strategies and choose the best one to use.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
Students can take the mathematical reasoning they used to solve one problem and apply it to others.

Source: A Guide to the 8 Mathematical Practice Standards Scholastic.com