If you liked the freebie "Building Number Sense & Mathematical Thinking with Manipulatives", you will love this set of menu activities. It includes detailed instructions for 7 different number pattern math menu activities. Each activity has a color menu task card that be copied onto cardstock and laminated for use in centers. Each activity also has a black & white copy for student use to record results. Each activity also has an extension sheet to use to explore the growth of the pattern and record the data on a t-chart. These activities can be used in math centers, small groups, or on the Elmo as a whole group activity. They are excellent for math talks and you will be amazed at the mathematical thinking your students will share during discussions. My students love the acitivities. I pair them with a partner to complete the activities. After building the stages on each pattern card, we label the stages with the number of pieces and rotate throughout the room and check the work of our friends. It provides LOTS of one to one correspondence practice. And, when errors are found, it provides great discussion about the pattern. This is classroom tested and adored!!