Cursed Patterns

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In this scary mathematics worksheet, 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