This activity will have students practice looking for a growing pattern and writing a rule for the pattern. They can also use their rule to write an algebraic equation. This is a fun and exciting lesson that really engages students and challenges them to think critically to solve a real world type problem.
The packet includes a teacher's guide and answer sheet as well as handouts for students and slides to show to the class. The teacher's guide walks you through step by step the lesson, but you can also adjust it to meet your needs.
This lesson meets the common core standards for patterning and algebraic thinking and is appropriate for grades 3-6.