Color, Shape, and Number Patterns: Patterns and Functions
In our current math unit, students make, describe, and extend repeating patterns. As they analyze these patterns and identify the unit of the pattern that repeats, they build an understanding of what makes patterns predictable. They have been using this information to determine what comes next or what comes several steps ahead in a repeating pattern.
Most recently, we are constructing, describing, and extending number sequences with a constant increase
generated by various problem contexts with activities such as "The Penny Jar" and "Staircases".