Patterns Teacher Resources
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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
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 instructional activity comes with about 20 pages of...
6th - 8th Math 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...
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts
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...
8th - 10th Math 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...
1st - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable