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Number or Shape Patterns (Grade 4)

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Videos, examples, solutions, 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

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.

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. Identifying and Creating Number Patterns (4.OA.5)
How to generate a pattern given a rule?
How to identify a rule by completing a pattern given a sequence of numbers?

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