Fibonacci Trains

Keep your lessons on the right track! Young scholars investigate patterns by building different-sized trains using manipulatives. They graph the patterns and write rules to represent the variables.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have individuals use graph paper and color different train lengths to look for patterns
  • Incorporate the extension activity as a challenge with early finishers
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a specific set of materials for the activity

  • Encourages higher order thinking and communication within groups
  • Provides reflection questions for students and teachers

  • None
Common Core