Trains, Fibonacci, and Recursive Patterns

Watch as your pupils engineer their learning. A hands-on lesson asks scholars to build trains from Cuisenaire Rods to explore patterns. They build both a recursive rule and exponential function to represent their patterns. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast recursive and explicit patterns
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a specific set of materials for the activity
  • Make sure individual learners have access to graphing calculators
  • The first in a set of three lessons

  • Provides question options to use during the activity
  • Includes options for differentiation

  • None
Common Core