Our Generate/Analyze Number Patterns lesson plan 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. Students are asked to use their creativity to create a bracelet with a repeating pattern and then draw and explain the pattern. Students are also asked to complete practice problems in which they write the rule for the given pattern to demonstrate their understanding.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to generate a number or shape pattern that follows a general rule.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.4.OA.C.5