Generate/Analyze Number Patterns

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The lesson provides a basic introduction to number patterns. Steps for discovering that a pattern exists and how to find the rule for that pattern are both covered during the lesson. The lesson can be used in conjunction with other math lessons related to patterns.

Generate/Analyze Number Patterns Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Generating and Analyzing Number Patterns
  • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on Generating and Analyzing Patterns
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 3-4 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

The lesson provides a basic introduction to number patterns. Steps for discovering that a pattern exists and how to find the rule for that pattern are both covered during the lesson. The lesson can be used in conjunction with other math lessons related to patterns.

Classroom Procedure:

  1. Begin by explaining to students that patterns are all around us – even in math!
  2. While reading the content pages, reinforce vocabulary and give students additional examples of number patterns in order to help them practice the new skill. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  3. Introduce the notes on generate and analyze number patterns. Have students practice problems by writing the rule of the pattern.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  4. Have students practice problems filling in the missing numbers in patterns.
  5. Follow Activity page with students. Have students work individually to make their bracelet or necklace.  Allow students to make more than one pattern.
  6. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses as a class.
  7. Distribute the Homework page. Have students share some of their patterns at the beginning of the next class.
  8. In closing, ask students to share a pattern that they have seen before.
  9. Allow for responses and discussion.

Common Core State Standards:  

None for Grade 3

CCSS.Math.Content.4.OA.C.5

Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1 class session

Additional Resources:

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Additional information

Grade Level

3rd Grade, 4th Grade

Subject

Math