Looking for and Making Use of
What to look for?
Most of math is about a pattern. Find the pattern and your work is done. Look for similar shapes, shapes being stacked, and part-whole. Many people try to learn each topic as something new and unique. In reality, there is a simple pattern that could be used. Use the boxes below for patterns on a grid.
Repetition, repetition, repetition!
Have you noticed that somethings in math seem to be repeated - to the point of give me a break? If you have, then there is a pattern to it.