Math Lit Standard 7

Look for and make use of structure.

Mathematically proficient students can: 
  • look closely to discern a pattern or structure
  • recognize the significance of an existing line in a geometic figure and can use the strategy of drawing an auxiliary line for solving problems.
  • step back for an overview and shift perspective.
  • see complicated things, such as some algebraic expressions, as single objects or as being composed of several objects.
 
Grades 6-8  
Course
Unit (if appropriate)
 Activity
Careers Choose a career.  Analyze salary trends per state for a five year period to determine trends and causes for such trend.
Intro to Business Compare prices and product size for a two (or more) year period.  Write a report outlining possible trends/patterns and causes for such trends. Explain the impact on the business and the consumer.
Intro to Business Given supply and demand data for a product, create a chart and analyze trends/patterns.
 
Grades 9-10  
Course
Unit (if appropriate)
 Activity
Intro to Business Choose a specific stock. Anlayze the stock price for five years to determine patterns and possible causes for changes in stock price.
Intro to Business Examine GDP per capita for a three to five year period.  Describe any patterns and possible reasons for those patterns. Provide explanations for changes in GDP.
Personal Finance Analyze home mortgage interest rates for a three year period.  Write a report on possible trends/patterns.
 
Grades 11-12  
Course
Unit (if appropriate)
 Activity
Accounting Given three montly income statements, determine a pattern of revenue and expenses, examining increase and/or decreases for each account.
Personal Finance Analyze a six month personal budget, calculating differences in budgeted and actual amounts to determine any patterns in the differences.  Write a report explaining the results.
Marketing Given quarterly sales reports, analyze the sales information by salesperson and as a total to determine possible trends/patterns.
 
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