Cursed Patterns

In this scary mathematics instructional activity, young mathematicians identify which of the patterns on the sheet are cursed. They fix the number that does not follow the pattern rule in each set.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Great to give out as homework during the week of Halloween
  • Use as a quick-check assignment, or put pupils in pairs to work together
Classroom Considerations

  • Point out to class members that they must first find the rule for more than one of the terms and values in order to discover the cursed number
  • Presumes learners are familiar with finding pattern rules and working backwards to find unknowns
Pros

  • Comes with an answer key
Cons

  • There is not much space on the sheet for learners to workout any problem solving
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  • Answer Key
  • Answer Key