# Algebra 1 Common Core Student Edition, Grade 8-9

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St a n d a r d s for Mathematical Practice

``````The Common Core State Standards are made of tw o separate,
but equally important sets of standards:``````

• St an d ar d s for Mathematical Content

• St an d ar d s for Mathematical Practice

``````The Math Content Standards are grade-specific, w hile the
Math Practices Standards are the same from Kindergarten
th ro u g h High School. The Math Practices describe qualities
and habits of mind that strong mathematical thinkers exhibit.``````

``````The eight Standards for M athem atical Practice, numbered
1 th ro u g h 8, can be p u t into th e fo u r groups show n on this page
and th e next. Included w ith th e sta te m e n t o f each standard is a
description of what the Math Practice means for you.``````

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Making Sense of and Solving Problems``````

1. M ake sense o f problem s and persevere in solving them.
When you make sense o f problems, you can explain the meaning o f the problem, and you are able to find
an entry point to its solution and plan a solution pathway. You can look at a problem and analyze givens,
constraints, relationships, and goals. You can th in k o f similar problems or can break the problem into
easier-to-solve problems. You are able to track your progress as you w o rk through the solution and check