Introduction to Patterns

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The world is full of patterns. Help learners quantify those patterns with mathematical representations. The first Algebra instructional activity in a compilation of four uses a series of activities to build the concept of patterns using multiple representations: verbal descriptions, tables, and scatter plots.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate as an introduction to linear patterns
  • Use the final activity as a performance task assessment
Classroom Considerations

  • Suggests the use of Unifix cubes as manipulatives
Pros

  • Includes ideas for differentiation
  • Provides detailed teacher instructions with questioning strategies
Cons

  • None
Common Core