You may remember, I decided to try my hand at rewriting the Standards for Mathematical Practice into student-friendly language.

My kids loved to argue. Do yours?

### Math Tip #3: Know How to Argue.

- Argue respectfully.
- Analyze situations.
- Recognize your own assumptions.
- Be careful with definitions.
- Make a guess, then test to see if it’s true.
- Explain your thoughts. Give evidence for your conclusions.
- Listen to other people. Ask questions to understand their point of view.
- Celebrate when someone points out your mistakes. That’s when you learn!

Download the poster, if you like:

What do you think? Would this resonate with your students?

What changes do you suggest?

You can find the whole SMP series (eventually) under the tag: Posters.

### If You Like This

I had so much fun making these posters that I decided to put them into a printable activity guide. It includes the full-color poster shown above and a text-only version, with both also in black-and-white if you need to conserve printer ink.

Here’s the product description…

**Join the Math Rebellion: Creative Problem-Solving Tips for Adventurous Students**

Take your stand against boring, routine homework.

Fight for truth, justice, and the unexpected answer.

*Join the Math Rebellion* will show you how to turn any math worksheet into a celebration of intellectual freedom and creative problem-solving.

Help your students practice thinking for themselves as they follow the Two Rules of the Math Rebellion: “A pupil is allowed to write anything that is true, and not allowed to write anything untrue! These are the only rules of mathematics.”

This 42-page printable activity guide features a series of Math Tips Posters (in color or ink-saving black-and-white) that transform the Standards for Mathematical Practice to resonate with upper-elementary and older students.

Available with 8 1/2 x 11 (letter size) or A4 pages.