Math Guidelines

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III
Area of Focus III

Mathematical Rigor Through Language

7A
Specification 7A

Materials have targeted opportunities for students to use and develop language functions while engaging in mathematical practices

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7B
Specification 7B

Teacher materials point out opportunities for students to evaluate and address mathematical errors, misconceptions, and clarity of communication

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7C
Specification 7C

Teacher materials provide opportunities for students to revise their own, peers’, and/or fictitious mathematical writing

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8A
Specification 8A

Materials consistently provide access to cognitively-demanding tasks

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8B
Specification 8B

Teacher materials demonstrate when and how to support productive struggle before intervening

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8C
Specification 8C

Materials guide the implementation of anchor charts, visual aids, models, and other resources for students to use as a reference

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9A
Specification 9A

Materials include prompts for teachers to cultivate and facilitate back-and-forth mathematical discussions between students that refer to and build on each other's ideas

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9B
Specification 9B

Materials provide explicit purposes for communication between students

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9C
Specification 9C

Materials allow for equitable participation and risk-taking in conversations

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