In this activity students will determine a function equation from a pattern. The activity includes 8 different patterns and a worksheet that guides students through the process of figuring out the equation for the number of shapes (y) for a given figure in the pattern (x). Students will complete a table, graph, answer questions to figure out each equation, then check their equation. The patterns get progressively harder as students work through each of the 8 patterns. This activity is very versatile allowing and can be used as an individual, group, or station activity.