Tag Archives: patterns

132 – circles galore

I absolutely loved this lesson last year and wrote about it. It went well again this year! Some of the kids saw the pattern right away but are finding it challenging to find the nth stage.

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31 – emperor’s banquet

I like this classic problem a lot. My algebra kids were white-boarding this PS; a few groups found certain limited patterns within it, but they’ll need to track their work more systematically to see the full pattern. Emperor’s Banquet You have been invited to the emperor’s banquet.  The emperor is a rather strange host.  Instead of sitting […]

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21 – foxy fives and patterns in SA and volume

I really like the Foxy Fives lesson with my algebra kids so I’ll write a fuller post on my blog. It’s a nice challenge for 8th graders to apply the order of operations to a set of numbers. I was about to yell at Jonathon for doodling instead of working on the problem, but he said, “Mrs. […]

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13 – interpreting algebraic expressions

I’m so happy with how well this sorting/matching “Interpreting Algebraic Expressions” activity is turning out! They match an algebraic expression to an area model to a verbal expression then to function table. Great discussions so far! Kids white-boarding another pattern activity: House of Cards. I’m leaving these boards up for tonight’s Back-to-School Night!

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9 – painted cubes

Geometry kids worked on the painted cubes problem.

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3 – Greek cross

Our Mac laptops were all taken away to be fixed and updated, without them, my geometry students had to halt their first GSP construction which was a square. Instead they worked on the Greek Cross (originally meant for algebra).

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2 – Fibonacci sequence

Still warm outside, will stay warm all week.  We worked together in geometry to show why the sum of the first ten Fibonacci-style numbers is the 7th number times 11.

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