*INVESTIGATION 1: Visual Patterns*

We spend one lesson investigating patterns we choose from this website:

http://www.visualpatterns.org/

It is best to start with patterns like #2, #15, #18, that add a constant number of objects at each step.

Concrete/pictorial students will spend the time they need to build or draw the next few steps in a pattern, and count the new totals at each step. Watch for leaps of intuition when a student gradually begins to see a pattern emerging, and takes the risk of predicting the 10th or the 43rd term. Continue reading 3 Investigations and 3 Homeworks – Investigating Patterns