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Unit 5: Seeing Structure and Generalizing (MP7 and MP8)

5.5 Summary and Reflection

In Unit 5 you have considered MP7 and MP8, the practices concerning structure and repeated reasoning and generalization.

  • Structure refers to students’ understanding and using properties of number systems, geometric features, and relationships — and patterns of a variety of types — to solve problems.
  • Generalization refers to the process of noticing repeated patterns or attributes, and using those to abstract and express general methods, expressions or equations, or relationships.
Time to Reflect

In your Metacognitive Journal, discuss your understanding of these two practices and how they work together.


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