In this video, I delve into Math Practice #7 and talk about why there are no "pattern standards" in the Common Core Standards. Then we look at a standard from each grade level that helps kiddos 'Look For and Make Use of Structure.'
I'm a big proponent of making sure kids are exposed to varied representations. However, there are times when you should only use one representation. I explain in this video.
"More often than not, our work around MP7...is subtle and spontaneous because it emerges from the work our students do in the moment." Flynn, p.154, 2017 This month, the TASK video isn't a specific task, but a request to have you look for spontaneous moments that you can help your students Look For & Make [...]
In Mike Flynn's new book Beyond Answers: Exploring Mathematical Practices with Young Children, he works to unpack what the Standards for Mathematical Practices look like in K-2 classrooms. For this particular session, we will work with Mike to make sense of MP7: Look For and Make Use of Structure and how this unfolds in primary [...]