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Unit 4: Modeling and Using Tools (MP4 and MP5)

4.2.5 Summary

Modeling with mathematics looks different at each of the grade level spans.

  • In the early grades, students directly model the actions and relationships described in problems.
  • In the middle grades, the habit of problem posing, creating representations, explaining connections, and testing and checking are central to the development of interesting and new mathematics and applications.
  • By high school, students use modeling as a process of choosing appropriate mathematics and statistics to analyze empirical situations, aid understanding, and improve decisions.
Time to Reflect

In your Metacognitive Journal, write about how modeling with mathematics allows students to reason effectively.



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