## How do I foster math-to-math connections?

## Considerations

- seek and highlight connections among mathematical strands and concepts
- consider using instructional frames, such as “notice and wonder” about these connections and “compare and contrast” mathematical ideas and concepts
- develop mathematical language
- provide rich, open-ended tasks that involve multiple mathematical concepts and strategies
- students investigate and create through exploration
- deepen my professional understanding of foundational mathematical concepts across the developmental continuum

## Resources

## It is important to provide opportunities for students to connect mathematical ideas through rich learning experiences, learning to find the relationships between mathematical concepts.

Making Sense of Math by Cathy Seeley

*Students need to "have a strong enough foundation and confidence to tackle problems that may not look like routine problems they have seen before - problems that may require them to think about relationships, connect mathematical ideas, and extend what they already know."* *p. 19*

4 Relationships that will Increase Your Students' Number Sense free ebook by Christina Tondevold

*An ebook examining four important number relationships and how they connect to build students' number sense*

Kindergarten Circles and Patterns Math Provocation.pdf

A kindergarten teacher intentionally "mashes up" two mathematical ideas to support students in making math to math connections.