Look For and Make Use of Structure.
Mathematically proficient students in First Grade carefully look for patterns and structures in the number system and other areas of
- For example, while solving addition problems using a number balance, students recognize that regardless whether you
- When decomposing two-digit numbers, students realize that the number of tens they have constructed ‘happens’ to coincide with the digit in the tens place.
- When exploring geometric properties, first graders recognize that certain attributes are critical (number of sides, angles), while other properties are not (size, color, orientation).