48 number patterns that encourage deep thinking, predicting, communicating, and collaborating, by displaying a pattern clue one at a time.
How can I use this product?
You can run the movie or view the PDF file a slide at a time to have your students think what could be next. Students can think of reasonable answers, share ideas with others, and then celebrate when they recognize the pattern. You can also print out the final slide of each set of patterns and hide a window at a time with post-its.
At the beginning of math time, I show my whole class a couple of these to get their math minds going. First I show the slide with all the shutters closed, then I show the next slide with one number revealed, I ask them "What could be a reasonable pattern? Share some ideas with someone next to you and think of another option." It's fun to go slide by slide and see them adjust their options and think of new ones.
Note: I did have these a bit "cuter" with animals peeking out the windows and fancy borders. But when I used it in my class, my learners got too excited about what animal they would see next, etc. So I took them out and simplified the design so they would pay more attention to the numbers.
What is included?
Two versions with 292 slides (Quick Time Movie and PDF file)
1-3 Pages on cover page, copyright info, and table of contents
48 different number patterns with 5 slides each with a different "shutter" opened to reveal the next number.
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.