Patchwork

Patch up any misconceptions about writing functions. Scholars undertake a performance task that has them first examine a pattern in patchwork cushions. They represent the patterns in triangular and rectangular blocks using a table and as algebraic functions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the worksheet as part of a formative assessment
Classroom Considerations

  • Experience with recognizing patterns is necessary
  • Learners must be familiar with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions
Pros

  • Provides space for work and lines for explanations
  • Includes scoring rubric for the task
Cons

  • Does not include a lesson or instructional materials
Common Core