Down & Dirty with Process Standards

What do the Math Process Standards look and sound like

What are Process standards

The student uses mathematical processes to acquire and demonstrate mathematical understanding

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What does this look like on STAAR?Observations: Actual Tested Items

Process Standards (% of questions containing the process standards)
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Process Standards


The student is expected to apply mathematics to problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace.


The student is expected to use a problem-solving model that incorporates analyzing the given information, formulating a plan or strategy, determining a solution, justifying a solution and evaluating the problem-solving process and the reasonableness of the solution.


The student is expected to select tools, including real objects, manipulatives, paper and pencil, and technology as appropriate, and techniques, including mental math, estimation, and number sense as appropriate, to solve problems.


The student is expected to communicate mathematical ideas, reasoning, and their implications using multiple representations, including symbols, diagrams, graphs and language as appropriate.


The student is expected to create and use representations to organize, record, and communicate mathematical ideas.


The student is expected to analyze mathematical relationships to connect and communicate mathematical ideas.


The student is expected to display, explain, and justify mathematical ideas and arguments using precise mathematical language in written or oral communication.