Our Analyzing Patterns lesson plan provides examples of patterns using both numerical operations and shapes, discusses the vocabulary word input as the starting number, and the word output as the number found once the pattern rule is applied, and covers writing the pattern rule as an algebraic equation. Students will be asked to complete an interactive activity in which they use toothpicks to create geometric shapes and patterns. Students are also asked to demonstrate their understanding by finding the rule for various sequences and completing other related problems.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to analyze patterns and generate algebraic rules and find missing terms from a sequence.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.4.OA.C.5, CCSS.Math.Content.5.OA.B.3