Understanding analogies and the ability to reason analogically (reasoning used to identify, evaluate, and solve an analogy) are important problem-solving skills. Problem-solving is an essential part of mathematical development. Analogies teach students to break problems down into their component parts, making it easier to recognize familiar formats that enable students to produce solutions.
The Math Analogies in this book provide students with the opportunity to develop and sharpen their reasoning skills and powers of abstraction against the backdrop of a rich tapestry of mathematical content. The analogies in this book are designed around the grade-appropriate standards identified by the National Council of Teaching Mathematics.
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