**Benchmark
2C: The Nature of Mathematics - Mathematical Inquiry**
**(grades 3-5, page 36)**
Numbers and shapes - and operations on them - help to describe and predict
things about the world around us. (1 of 2)
Standard 7-4 page 41, Grades K-4

Develop operations sense
Standard 12-6 page 112, Grades 5-8

Develop an appreciation of geometry as a means of describing the physical
world

In using mathematics, choices have to be made about what operations will
give the best results. Results should always be judged by whether they
make sense and are useful. (2 of 2)
Standard 7-4 page 41, Grades K-4

Develop operations sense
Standard 6-4, page 91, Grades 5-8

Understand how the basic arithmetic operations are related to one another