# Number or Shape Patterns (Grade 4)

Videos and lessons to help Grade 4 students learn to generate a number or shape pattern that follows a given rule. Identify apparent features of the pattern that were not explicit in the rule itself.

For example, given the rule “Add 3” and the starting number 1, generate terms in the resulting sequence and observe that the terms appear to alternate between odd and even numbers. Explain informally why the numbers will continue to alternate in this way
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Common Core: 4.OA.5

### Suggested Learning Targets

• I can generate a pattern that follows a given rule.
• I can identify additional patterns within a pattern that go beyond the rule.

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## Number Patterns

Math Exploring Number Patterns 1
Number patterns may be repeating patterns, growing patterns or shrinking patterns.

Math Exploring Number Patterns 2
1) Start at 4. Add 8 each time. Write the first six terms of the pattern.
2) Find the pattern rule.

Math Exploring Number Patterns 3
Describe each pattern. What is the pattern rule? Give the next 3 terms of each pattern. Which patterns have a core? Write each core.

Generating number/shape patterns that follow a given rule and identifing pattern features (4.OA.5)
In this lesson you will learn about repeating patterns by finding the core of a pattern.

In this lesson you have learned how to generate a number pattern sequence by using a T-chart.

In this lesson you will learn about finding missing elements in growing patterns by using a table.

In this lesson you will learn about determining the rule in patterns that decrease by using a table.

## Function Machine

In this lesson you will learn how to find the rule for a function machine by using a vertical table.

In this lesson you will learn how to find the missing inputs for a function machine by using a vertical table.

## Geometric or Shape Patterns

In this lesson you will learn how to find the 9th shape for a geometric pattern by using a table.

In this lesson you will learn how to find the rule & 9th step for a geometric triangle pattern by using a table.

## Fraction Pattern

In this lesson you will learn to extend a fraction pattern by using a number line.

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