Illustrations and Elaborations of Math Practice Standards
This section of the Illustrative Mathematics website helps teachers become more familiar with standards for mathematical practice in order to integrate these standards effectively into instructional planning at both the lesson and unit levels. The exemplars give teachers a clear sense of what the standards look like in actual classrooms. The exemplars on this site can guide instructional planning for mathematics, including the development of lessons, units, and assessments that integrate content and practice standards. Each of the eight math practices (from the Common Core State Standards) is illustrated with example tasks, vignettes, and/or videos drawn from across grade levels and domains. Additionally, grade band “elaborations” of the practice standards (for K-5 and 6-8) give educators a better sense of what these standards might look like for students of different ages.