Why Lesson Planet?
In this math patterns learning exercise, 6th graders learn to break codes by finding the pattern of numbers. Students use the chart and decide on a number pattern to use and write in numbers for the alphabet letters. Students then complete the questions by making another chart but filling in only 15 numbers. Students then use their code to write a message, exchange messages with a partner, and decode each other's messages. Students complete a final code breaking research question.