### 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 CourseUnit (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 CourseUnit (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 CourseUnit (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.