Patterns Teacher Resources

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Use concrete manipulatives to solve algebraic equations by having students watch videos and complete manipulative arrangement activities to find algebraic equations that solve the given word problems. They will finish with two assessments using algebraic equations.
In this function tables activity, 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.
For this St. Patrick's Day pattern activity worksheet, 1st graders cut out pictures of a rainbow, a leprechaun, a clover and a pot of gold. They glue the pictures at the end of a sequence of pictures to complete the pattern in 2 examples.
Students investigate shapes. In this dimension and orientation of shapes lesson, students identify and color shapes, use shape stamps to form animals, glue shapes together to make other objects and describe how shapes are used.
In this St. Patrick's Day pattern worksheet, students analyze 2 pattern sequences of St. Patrick's Day symbols. Students decide what would come next in each and cut and paste the next pictures that would follow in the sequence.
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.
First graders create patterns,explore and describe connecting patterns and extend their patterns using a sequence of sounds and shapes.
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.
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.
Young scholars design delicious patterns in this math activity. In this early childhood math lesson plan, students develop math, observation, problem solving, and fine motor skills.
Students engage in an activity that exposes them to the process of learning a foreign language. The cognitive steps a learner goes through is taught. The basic word forms of the language are discussed.
Students search for and generalize an algebraic pattern. They make and analyze a coordinate graph.
Fifth graders explore patterns. In groups, 5th graders participate in a "Pasta Pattern" activity. Given a bag of pasta, classmates sort pasta by shapes. They use pasta pieces to model different patterns. Students complete a bean pattern activity.
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. Students make play dough in groups. Each group is assigned a different ratio of flour to water.
Students investigate the concept of using proportions to compare quantities while also practicing calculations for foreign exchange rates. They develop the skill of solving for unknown quantities of money while using an algebraic equation.
In this patterns and functions worksheet, students review using a function table or equations to solve problems. Students then copy and complete each function table.
In this pattern activity, students cut and paste pictures to complete patterns given in rows. Worksheet has a reference web site for additional activities.
Students analyze problem solving techniques for equations with variables by playing a game called "Smackdown". They place variable cards on a grid and use the area model to calculate an answer after spinning a game piece to determine the variable values. The player with the largest equation value is the winner of the round.
Students discover patterns in linear equations by playing a dice game to collect data. They graph the data and analyze the patterns of the lines created by the data. The class then compares the individual graphs to evaluate the position of the y-intercept when x=0.
This video looks again at finding the algebraic pattern in sequences. In the example, we are looking at a figure where a number of toothpicks (or lines) are added each time, and you need to find how many toothpicks will be in the 50th iteration of the figure? Sal shows how to write the iteration in such a way that patterns begin to immerge.