# Number Patterns GAME: 4th Grade 4.OA.C.5: Analyze Patterns

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Analyze Number Patterns: This 4th grade math game will help reinforce the Common Core Standard 4.OA.C.5. In this game, students will continue a number pattern that follows a given rule.

What is included in this math game pack? There is a black and white game board titled "Patterns and Pencil", and it has images of pencils in various patterns and the math topic is also patterns. Each place on the game board has a pattern problem (see examples below). The game board includes a fun patterned background and clip art. An answer key is provided for teammates to check answers.

How does the number pattern game work? Students will roll, solve, and then go. On a student's turn, they will roll the dice one time. They will then move that many spaces. Depending on the space where they landed, they will either 1) figure out the rule to find the next number in the pattern or 2) they will follow a rule given to find a number. If they get it right, they get to move ahead one more space. If they miss it, they move back 2 spaces. The first one to the end wins the game.

What materials do you need to play the game? You will need a dice, game markers, the included game board, and the answer key. You may also want to provide them with notebook paper or a dry erase board to write out the pattern in order to find the missing number.

Can you give some examples of problems on the board? Yes!

• 97, 85, 73, 61, ____ (49 - rule is subtract 12)
• 12 ------- Multiply by 2, Add 1 (25)
• 3, 6, 12, 24, 48, ____ (96 - rule is multiply by 2)
• 20 ------ Divide by 2, Multiply by 5 (50)

How many kids can play? You will need at least 2 players. I typically don't have more than 4 play one of my games, but you can use a number that works best for your class.

What prep does the game take? I created this game with easy prep in mind. It prints in black and white and only two pages are needed. You can laminate the pages, but I do not. There isn't any cutting involved. This number patterns math game is pretty much print and go.

How can I use this math game in my classroom? This patterns game will work perfectly for math workshop. It can be used as a center activity as you work it into your math rotations, for a Friday game day, or even for early finishers. It's also perfect to use for review before a unit test or even pull it out before state testing as a test prep activity toward the end of the year. Use this game in your classroom however you would like.

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**Please, ... if you are unsure about anything with the game or you have questions, I would appreciate if you send me a message before purchasing. I want you to be happy with the activity. :-) Thank you.**

Also, if you ever see that I made a mistake or an error on the answer key, please allow me a chance to get it corrected for you. I can usually do so very quickly. I have two sets of eyes look at everything, but we might miss something here or there. Not much, but it can happen. Thank you ahead of time! It is greatly appreciated. Just send me a message on my Q and A, and I will get it taken care of.

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Are you looking for 5th grade math games? If so, you are sure to love these:

For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.

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