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This series introduces the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice, as described in the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE) for Mathematics. No prior knowledge of the Mathematical Practices or the CCRSAE is required.


This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Any practitioner, teacher, or director interested in exploring the Standards for Mathematical Practice and the framework of the CCRSAE. No prior math background is needed.

During this series, you will consider ways to engage students in each Mathematical Practice. The challenge of working through problems in the assignments will encourage you to consider the perspectives of both the learner and the teacher, forming the basis for a rich group discussion on strategy and practices. Discussion will take place during the webinar meetings using the live chat box and polls.

This series runs over several weeks and is composed of two Internet-based assignments (to be completed independently in Weeks 1 and 3) and two live webinars. You must commit to all four parts. The total completion time for both the independent work and the webinars will be 6-7 hours.

Course schedule:

  • Week 1 (September 9–15): Independent study
  • Week 2 (Saturday, September 16): Live webinar, 9:30–11:00 a.m.
  • Week 3 (September 23–29): Independent study
  • Week 4 (Saturday, September 30): Live webinar, 9:30–11:00 a.m.

For more information, please contact Sherry Soares at

Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Explain what the CCRSAE for Mathematical Practice are
  • Provide examples of what each Mathematical Practice looks like in action in the classroom
  • Defend the practice of using challenging problems in the classroom
  • Offer examples of questions to engage students in each Mathematical Practice


09/09/2017 - 9:00am
End Date: 
09/30/2017 - 11:00am
PD Center: 
Topic Area: 
College and Career Readiness
Mathematics and Adult Numeracy
PDP Eligible: