OK, so I keep thinking of so many things that many come and go with how hectic my past year has been. I am WAY behind on posts I have simmering in my mind, so I want to get this one knocked out….
Fill out the following form from Fawn’s site by observing the pattern shown in the following series of pictures:
Name: __________________ Pattern #: _____
|1. Draw the next step:
2. Complete this table:
3. What do you notice? What do you wonder?
4. Write the equation:
5. Graph the relationship below.
I typically do not show them the following pictures until there arises a discussion on how to do #1. I want to see how students visualize the next step and it creates some interesting discussions when they start talking 4D and 5D. I stress that this isn’t the only possibility, just one that my mind visualizes when I try to make sense out of patterns of this nature.
What is the equation for this pattern?
How many blocks in the 43rd Step?
What patterns do you notice?