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Common Core Mathematical Practices Posters

Written by Donna Boucher

Donna has been a teacher, math instructional coach, interventionist, and curriculum coordinator. A frequent speaker at state and national conferences, she shares her love for math with a worldwide audience through her website, Math Coach’s Corner. Donna is also the co-author of Guided Math Workshop.

A few weeks back, I blogged about the Common Core Mathematical Practices and the importance of embedding them into your instruction.  Be sure to check it out, because there’s a free bookmark you can keep handy for planning.

Well, the creative spirit moved me, and I created a set of primary posters you can hang in your classroom to help your kiddos internalize the practices.

Each full-color poster features the language from the CC Mathematical Practices, as well as kid-friendly ‘I can’ statements.  Important words and phrases are highlighted in color.
How adorable are these kiddos from Graphics from the Pond?  In addition to the description, the posters include visuals to help explain each practice.
Finally, there’s a B&W line-art printable that perfect for your kiddos to keep in their math journals or to share with parents.

Now, you know I’m not going to put up a product without teaching you some math, so there are three pages of teacher notes with the practices explained in laymen’s terms. Head over to my TpT store to pick up your set!

Good news!  There’s an intermediate set now, too!

14 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Donna,
    I wasn’t able to accesss “preview” page when viewing Mathematical Practice posters for primary grades. I am interested in confirming the poster size and total number of pages in packet. I assume posters are 8 1/2 x 11…correct???? ~Sheri

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    • Donna Boucher

      I got an error, too, so I re-uploaded the preview. Yes, they are 8 1/2 by 11. There are 9 posters, a blackline master students can put in their math journal, and several pages of teacher notes. I hope that helps!

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  2. Amy Barton

    These are GREAT – so much better than the mathematical practices poster our district gave us. LOVE the “I can” statements and primary-focused examples! I will be purchasing these and replacing the dull, impossible-for-first-graders-to-understand poster I currently have. Thank you!

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    • Donna Boucher

      Easier for teachers to understand, too, Amy! Ha ha.

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  3. Erika

    These are on my wishlist for back to school. So adorable and functional.

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    • Donna Boucher

      Thanks, Erika! 🙂

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  4. Karen Greenberg

    Just a thought here…. On your TPT page, you have these listed as K-3. I plan to use them in my 6th grade classroom. I would consider changing the range for more exposure. These posters are absolutely adorable, and the math practices are something new to many teachers this year. Just thought I’d throw that out there.

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    • Donna Boucher

      Will do!

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    • Karen Greenberg

      Oh, please let me know when you do the upper grade set. For now, I am still going to purchase this set, because I’m okay with the examples being primary focused. Your work is spectacular!

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    • Donna Boucher

      That’s a great point, Karen! I chose that grade level band because the math examples shown on the posters are very primary. I’m hoping to do a set with more advanced examples and language for 3-6. I think I’ll probably take your suggestion in the meanwhile!

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  5. TheElementary MathManiac

    I love the kid friendly language! I think having these posters in a classroom would help both the teacher and students remember these important ideas.

    Tara
    The Math Maniac

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    • Donna Boucher

      Exactly, Tara! They need to be front and center all the time!

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    • Donna Boucher

      Thanks! I was really pleased with how they came out!

      Reply

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