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Making Patterns - Two-Square Repeating Patterns
Students analyze how repeating patterns are generated. Using the interactive computer applet, students create, compare, and contrast units of two squares. They predict how patterns with different colors will appear when repeated in a grid.
K - 2nd Math 5 Views 50 Downloads
Algebra: Patterns and Functions: Practice
In this function tables worksheet, students complete the first set of function tables and then use the function tables in the second set of problems to find the value of y for the given value of x. Students complete two word problems and finish with two test prep questions using algebra patterns and functions.
6th - 7th Math 16 Views 93 Downloads
Describing Patterns - Repeating and Growing Patterns
Students create and explore more complex patterns such as "growing patterns," which are related to but different from "repeating patterns." Students generalize, analyze, and describe growing patterns using connecting cubes.
K - 2nd Math 5 Views 42 Downloads
Count on Me
Fourth graders use inductive reasoning to find algebraic patterns in geometric figures. They use technology (i.e., calculators, computers) and manipulatives to discover number patterns involving geometric concepts. They solve concrete and real world problems involving geometric concepts using patterns and functions.
4th Math 3 Views 7 Downloads
A Balancing Act: Solving Multi-Step Equations
Wow! Put on that thinking cap and solve multi-step equations. To solve equations, learners review the use of the distributive property and combining like terms. This three-day activity comes with about 20 pages of worksheets, warm-ups, quizzes and answer keys.
6th - 8th Math 315 Views 2048 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
First graders create patterns using Kidspiration software. In this computer technology lesson, 1st graders use the Kidspiration program to finish patterns. Students drag the shape to the correct pattern. Students then complete a pattern on their own.
1st 21st Century Skills 3 Views 6 Downloads
Math in Fashion
How do fashion and math relate? Using interactive websites and video clips, learners apply proportional reasoning to the fashion industry. They look for patterns and linear relationships, apply unit rate concepts to garment materials costs and retail pricing.
6th - 10th Math 172 Views 674 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Marvelous Math Activities
Math is a lot more fun when M&Ms® are involved! Whether children are practicing their addition skills with a M&M® domino activity, or learning to estimate and sort objects, this resource is guaranteed to engage your class in developing their basic math skills.
K - 3rd Math 21 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Patterns You Can Feel and Hear
A wonderful world awaits a student who can activate their senses to identify patterns in the world around them. Inspire your class to participate in a "pass the pattern" game where they shut their eyes and tap rhythmic patterns on a classmate's back.
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 68 Downloads
Just like functions are the basis of algebra, the tower in this worksheet has a base connecting the drawing to an algebraic equation. Can your mathematicians spot the pattern of this tower and other hypothetical towers by creating a function rule?
7th - 9th Math 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Functions are a pattern in disguise that your mathematicians will discover with this growing dots activity. The dots change consistently, but at what rate? When your learners come up with an equation, or pattern, they will answer questions about other methods to solve this problem and possible mistakes others have made.
7th - 9th Math 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
Mathematics Within: Slope and Triangles
Learners discover a method for determining the slope of a line by creating and comparing similar triangles. They fold coordinate grids to make three similar triangles then measure the sides to compare the relationships between the triangles.
8th - 10th Math 30 Views 94 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Putting Together Ten
Groups explore sets of 10 items in two varieties (i.e. 3 white buttons and 7 black ones, or 5 bears and 5 bunnies). They brainstorm about their objects, write math sentences to represent what they have, and report their discoveries to the class.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 35 Views 329 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Pattern recognition is a very important skill to foster in younger children. It helps boost algebraic reasoning, logical reasoning, and mathematical reasoning skills. Here are 11 different shape patterns for learners to complete. They decide which one or two shapes will come next in each sequence.
K - 1st Math 3 Views 7 Downloads
Number Nabber (-10 and some more)
Oh, no! The dreaded Number Nabber has taken numbers from a factory that makes number triangles! Your second graders work in pairs using their counters and double 10 frames to determine which numbers are missing and how those numbers might be related.
2nd Math 5 Views 10 Downloads
How Many Ships?
A fun lesson in cross-curricular division has learners exploring 18th century ships as well as dividing even numbers by 2. The class takes on the role of the Royal Navy, protecting merchant ships from pirates. They must count the masts on the horizon to determine how many two-masted ships they see coming.
2nd - 4th Math 3 Views 45 Downloads
Mathematics Within: Algebraic Patterns
Students comprehend that ratios and fractions are interchangeable. They compare ratios using common denominators, cross multiplication, and intuition. Students find equivalent fractions. They comprehend that equivalent ratios do not equate to equivalent mass.
7th - 10th Math 6 Views 11 Downloads
Partying with Proportions and Percents
Examine ratios and proportions in several real-world scenarios. Children will calculate unit rates, work with proportions and percentages as they plan a party, purchase produce, and take a tally. This lesson plan recommends five 45-minute sessions to complete all of the activities, but you can pick and choose what would be most applicable to your curriculum.
6th - 8th Math 81 Views 1464 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable