Look for and make use of structure.

Mathematically proficient students can...
  • Look for, identify, and accept patterns or structure within relationships.
  • Use patterns or structure to make sense of mathematics and connect prior knowledge to similar situations and extend to novel situations.
  • Analyze a complex problem by breaking it down into smaller parts.
  • Reflect on the problem as a whole and shift perspective as needed.


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