# Patterns Teacher Resources

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#### Using Concrete Manipulatives to Generate Algebraic Patterns

Use concrete manipulatives to solve algebraic equations by having students watch videos and complete manipulative arrangement activities to find algebraic equations that solve the given word problems. They will finish with two...

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#### Algebra: Patterns and Functions: Practice

For this function tables worksheet, students complete the first set of function tables and then use the function tables in the second set of problems to find the value of y for the given value of x. Students complete two word problems...

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#### Pattern Activity: Sweet Treats

In this pattern activity, students cut and paste pictures to complete patterns given in rows. Worksheet has a reference web site for additional activities.

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#### Pattern Activity

In this pattern worksheet, learners draw shapes that are missing in a set of 6 rows of patterns. Worksheet has a reference web site for additional activities.

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#### Patterns in Sequences 2

This video looks again at finding the algebraic pattern in sequences. In the example, we are looking at a figure where a number of toothpicks (or lines) are added each time, and you need to find how many toothpicks will be in the 50th...

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#### Patterns in Sequences 2

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#### Mathematics Within: Algebraic Patterns

Students comprehend that ratios and fractions are interchangeable. They compare ratios using common denominators, cross multiplication, and intuition. Students find equivalent fractions. They comprehend that equivalent ratios do not...

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#### Catch the Beat

Use this rhythm and pattern activity during transition times or on it own. Start by introducing a rhythm with 2, 3, or 4 beats; use your feet, hands, or entire body to demonstrate. Once learners have figured out the pattern, they join...

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#### Count on Me

Fourth graders use inductive reasoning to find algebraic patterns in geometric figures. They use technology (i.e., calculators, computers) and manipulatives to discover number patterns involving geometric concepts. They solve concrete...

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#### Algebra: Patterns and Functions: Homework

In this function tables worksheet, students review the different ways to represent a function which include using a function table and an equation. Students then copy and complete each function table in the first set. In the second set,...

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#### Mathematics Within: Algebraic Patterns

Students investigate the concept of using proportions to compare quantities while also practicing calculations for foreign exchange rates. They develop the skill of solving for unknown quantities of money while using an algebraic equation.

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#### Algebra: Patterns and Functions: Reteach

In this patterns and functions worksheet, students review using a function table or equations to solve problems. Students then copy and complete each function table.

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#### Repeating Patterns

Pattern recognition is a very important skill to foster in younger children. It helps boost algebraic reasoning, logical reasoning, and mathematical reasoning skills. Here are 11 different shape patterns for learners to complete. They...

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#### Number Nabber (-10 and some more)

Oh, no! The dreaded Number Nabber has taken numbers from a factory that makes number triangles! Your second graders work in pairs using their counters and double 10 frames to determine which numbers are missing and how those numbers...

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#### How Many Ships?

A fun instructional activity in cross-curricular division has learners exploring 18th century ships as well as dividing even numbers by 2. The class takes on the role of the Royal Navy, protecting merchant ships from pirates. They must...

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#### Algebra: Patterns in Multiples of 10: Problem Solving

In this multiplication pattern worksheet, students solve the word problems by using patterns in multiples of 10 to solve the multiplication equations.

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#### Growing Dots

Functions are a pattern in disguise that your mathematicians will discover with this growing dots instructional activity. The dots change consistently, but at what rate? When your learners come up with an equation, or pattern, they will...

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#### Towering Numbers

Just like functions are the basis of algebra, the tower in this activity has a base connecting the drawing to an algebraic equation. Can your mathematicians spot the pattern of this tower and other hypothetical towers by creating a...

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#### Recognizing and Completing Patterns

Students practice recognizing and extending patterns. In this patterning lesson, students discuss simple patterns such as ABAB, ABCA, ABBA, and participate in kinesthetic patterning activities. They access a web site where they interact...

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#### Tongue Twister

Students explore mathematics by completing a pattern activity. In this data plotting lesson, students read tongue twisters and record the amount of time individual riddles take to speak. Students utilize their time data to create scatter...

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#### Duplo/Lego Tower Pattern Busy Bag

Turn young learners into pattern detectives with this fun hands-on activity. Using the included set of cards showing different block towers, children replicate each pattern with their own manipulatives while attempting identify...

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#### "If You Hopped Like a Frog" by David M. Schwartz

Learners search for and generalize an algebraic pattern. They make and analyze a coordinate graph.

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#### Draw the Next Pattern

In this pattern worksheet, learners view five different patterns and complete the missing object for each pattern. The patterns consist of stars, hearts, and shapes.

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#### Searching for Pattern

In these activities with patterns worksheets, students use the rule for 1- or 2- digit number chains, participate in a round robin tournament, identify rhyming patterns and chain letters. Students answer 15 questions.