Element 10.9: Uses a variety of approaches to help students develop conceptual understanding, consider implications and make connections

Why is this important?
“Educators need a model that acknowledges the centrality of standards but that also demonstrates how meaning and understanding can both emanate from and frame content standards so that young people develop powers of mind as well as accumulate an information base.” Integrating DI and UbD

You may want to start here:
The importance of making connections in mathematics.

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