Patterns and Functions: Types and Rules

Students will continue to learn about different patterns and pattern rules.



• Students will review past vocabulary words and learn new words.

• Students will learn about Fibonacci sequences.

• Students will practice completing Fibonacci sequences.

• Students will work on identifying Fibonacci sequences.

• Students will continue to figure out pattern rules and complete patterns with missing terms.


Suggested Grades:

Sixth Grade - Seventh Grade - Eighth Grade - Ninth Grade - including special education students

Lesson Procedure:

Print the classroom lesson plan and worksheet questions (see below).


Lesson Excerpt:

Note: This is a shorter lesson. If the class uses a block schedule, this lesson could be combined with the previous lesson. If not, teach this lesson as a new lesson as it does introduce a few new concepts. If extra class time allows, use the class activity that is listed at the end of the lesson plan.

**Calculators will be helpful to students during this lesson.

I. Introduction and Review

- "We have been learning about patterns and pattern rules. Can anyone tell me what a pattern is, or rather, how do we know when we are working with a pattern?"
- Student answer: a series of terms that repeats in some way and follows a rule.
- Note: Write this on the board for students. It will help them to review previously learned material. It is also key for special education students to review material in a visual and auditory way, as it aids retention.
- "Good, so when we are talking about a pattern, we are talking about something that repeats in some way and follows a rule."



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