Seven different shape patterns that encourage algebraic thinking, predicting, communicating, and collaborating, by displaying a pattern/design clue one at a time.
How can I use this product?
You can play the slide show (in PowerPoint) or view the PDF file a slide at a time to show the first step of the design. In small groups they can build the pattern as well as keep track of the number of shapes used to build the design by using a T-chart. Students can think of reasonable answers, share ideas with others, and then celebrate when they recognize the pattern. Your advanced students can chart the X and Y coordinates from the T-chart to really see algebra in action.
At the beginning of math time, I show my whole class a couple of these to get their math minds going.
What is included?
A PDF file with cover page, copyright info, and teacher notes
Two versions with 48 slides (PowerPoint and a PDF file)
- 7 shape/design patterns with each step revealed on a different slide
Is this available in a bundle as well?
This product is bundled in my Pattern Bundle
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What standards are addressed?
Common Core Standards
CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7 Look for and make use of structure.
Mathematically proficient students look closely to discern a pattern or structure. Young students, for example, might notice that three and seven more is the same amount as seven and three more, or they may sort a collection of shapes according to how many sides the shapes have.