Make Sense of Problems and Persevere in Solving Them

“I can figure out what a problem is asking.”

reason abstractly and quantitatively
“I can think about numbers in many ways.” “I can represent the problem with variables.”

Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
“I can justify my answer and examine someone else’s.”

model with mathematics
“I can show my work in many ways.” “I can use different representations.”

use appropriate tools strategically
“I can pick a tool that will help me solve the problem.” “I know how to use a variety of math tools.”

attend to precision
“I can state exactly what I mean.” “I can give an answer that is accurate.”

look for and make use of structure
“I can apply what I know to a new problem.” “I can recognize important sets (perfect squares).”

look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
“I can discover patterns and describe them.”

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