CCSS SMP 1 Make Sense of Problems and Persevere in Solving Them

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CCSS SMP 1 Make Sense of Problems and Persevere in Solving Them

CCSS2-300x300‘Tis the week of the American holiday, Thanksgiving. Even if you are not American you can certainly take this week to count your blessings. You’ll be amazed how quickly they multiply when you start counting them.

This is indeed a great practice to do daily- regardless of where you live.

But, before we can dig into our turkeys we must complete this two or three day work week. Thus, this is the week for our study of the Common Core State Standard’s Standard of Mathematical Practice number 1. Phew.

Take a look at this week’s video and be sure to get your downloads that go with this video. The links are right below the video. Please feel free to use these downloads in your school as part of your very own professional development or pass along to your colleagues to help them understand the CCSS SMP #1.

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Be sure to leave us a comment about this week’s video.

  • What does SMP #1 look like at YOUR grade level?
  • What questions do you have about SMP#1?

I’m here to help you get a clearer understanding of the SMP’s. Speak to me.


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| CCSS, teaching, testing | November 18, 2012

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Wynn Godbold is an inspired educator who stretches herself and those around her to new heights. Her work as a speaker, trainer, and administrative coach carries her across the United States where she spreads her message of inspiring teachers to reach children with authenticity, joy, and success. Her teacher retreats are known to empower teachers to love their lives. Teachers world-wide experience personal growth through the products and packages she offers on line. In June of 2012, Wynn kick started the International Academy of Bee Sharp Teachers. Wynn is Nationally Board Certified in Reading and the Language Arts. She has certifications in Education Administration, Elementary and Early Childhood Education. In addition to running Bee Sharp, she consults for the McGraw Hill Education Group and serves on the Educational Team at Page Turner Adventures. Wynn lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with her husband, two sons, and the family dog, JR.

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