Look for and Make use of STRUCTURE


Patterns - the foundations of math knowledge

Just like multiplication is repeated addition, there are other patterns in your mathematical world. Look for similarities in the equations and graphs. Look for similarities in the drawings and 3D renderings. Find what is common to all in the group. Make a conjecture about these commonalities and similarities, that is your pattern!

Patterns, patterns, patterns!

Look for similar traits.
Find commonalities.
Look for simpler pieces that make the whole.
Create a formula from the pattern.
Select an equation family.

2D Figures and 3D solids

(I wanted to show cut-aways of the a cylinder and a rectangular pyramid to show how they are formed by "stacking" the 2D figures, but I could not get the graphics to work correctly!)

Peggy Bondurant

Compadre High