Math Practice #7:

Look for and make use of structure

I can derive mathematical rules that make sense of the world around me!

Important Questions


  • “Is there a pattern in the problem situation?”
  • “Can I state the pattern or structure as a rule?”
  • “Is this a rule that holds true every time?”
  • “If the rule does not work every time, can I adapt it to work every time?”


Math Practice #8

Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning!

I see a pattern...

Given the numbers 6, 7, and 8, I notice that 7 x 7 is one bigger than 6 x 8.

Also, given the numbers 8, 9, and 10, I notice that 9 x 9 is one bigger than 8 x 10.

So maybe, 44 x 44 is one bigger than 43 x 45...