Cracking the Code

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Can you figure out the code? Learners interpret ten number patterns and write the five numbers that come next. Next, they create their own number patterns based on their own codes.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include in a homework packet in a unit about patterns or counting by different numbers
  • A great warm-up activity 
  • Use in a math center with small groups
Classroom Considerations

  • Kids may require some help deciphering the trickier codes
Pros

  • Facilitates critical thinking and math skills
  • Fun for learners to find different ways to finish each sequence
Cons

  • None
Common Core