Mathematical Practice 1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

  • What if you were presented a problem that you weren't great at solving and you were given TIME to examine the situation, the TOOLS to explore it, and the FREEDOM to make mistakes and try again?

Mathematical Practice 2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

  • How about being presented with an abstract situation and working collaboratively on a mathematical representation using math symbols? (Coming up with a working formula on your own).

Mathematical Practice 3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

  • Okay, okay. Maybe you get to show the class, your teacher included, how you got to your solution and/or how you assisted a classmate (or your teacher) find possible errors in their arguments? 

Mathematical Practice 4. Model with mathematics.

  •  no limits
     Could you handle, for example, showing the school district the process behind choosing the most economical company to do the snow plowing in the winter?