Academic Standard

Mathematical Processes
Tennessee Diploma Project
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Conceptual StrandThe Mathematical Process Standards are embedded in the content standards to reap the learning benefits gained from attention to them. These standards exemplify best teaching practices in mathematical instruction and mirror the NCTM Process Standards as well as the Common Core Mathematical Practices.Guiding QuestionWhat is the role of the mathematical processes standards in formative instruction?
Elements within this Standard
Grade Level Expectation
Use mathematical language, symbols, and definitions while developing mathematical reasoning.
Apply and adapt a variety of appropriate strategies to problem solving, including estimation, and reasonableness of the solution.
Develop independent reasoning to communicate mathematical ideas and derive algorithms and/or formulas.
Move flexibly between concrete and abstract representations of mathematical ideas in order to solve problems, model mathematical ideas, and communicate solution
Use mathematical ideas and processes in different settings to formulate patterns, analyze graphs, set up and solve problems and interpret solutions.
Read and interpret the language of mathematics and use written/oral communication to express mathematical ideas precisely.
Recognize the historical development of mathematics, mathematics in context, and the connections between mathematics and the real world.
Use technologies/manipulatives appropriately to develop understanding of mathematical algorithms, to facilitate problem solving, and to create accurate and
Check For Understanding
Relate nonlinear functions to geometric contexts of length, area, and volume.
Draw qualitative graphs (trend graphs) of functions and describe their general shape/trend.
Research the contributions of Pythagoras to mathematics.
Relate data concepts to relevant concepts in the earth and space, life, and physical sciences.
Use age-appropriate books, stories, and videos to convey ideas of mathematics.
Use models (such as dynamic geometry software, patty paper and geo boards) to explore relationships among angles (complementary, supplementary, interior,
Use a graphing calculator or spreadsheet to create scatterplots of data and approximate lines of best fit.
Use a variety of methods to solve real-world problems involving multi-step linear equations (e.g., manipulatives, technology, pencil and paper).
State Performance Indicator
Solve problems involving rate/time/distance (i.e., d = rt).
Interpret a qualitative graph representing a contextual situation.
Calculates rates involving cost per unit to determine the best buy.