7. Look for and make use of structure.

How are second and third grade teachers helping their students look for and make use of structure?

How can students be helped to:

  • look closely to discern a pattern or structure.
  • notice that three and seven more is the same amount as seven and three more
  • sort a collection of shapes according to how many sides the shapes have
  • step back for an overview and shift perspective

What are you doing to help students develop this practice? What makes it hard? What challenges are you encountering?