Finding and understanding patterns is crucial to mathematical thinking and problem solving. It is easier for students to understand patterns when they organize their information. Struggling students may find it helpful to organize information in a problem because it requires a student to think more deeply about each piece of information and how those pieces fit together. Technology can significantly enhance organizational tools and provide support to students. View this slideshow for an introduction to the strategy of Organizing in math. Printable text-only version available below.