Growing Shape Pattern Problems

posted Dec 8, 2015, 5:38 PM by Patrick Johnson
Students have been working on solving problems that involve growing shape patterns.

First students (in partners) were given the problem below.
Students used a 4 square approach for solving the problem (highlighting key words then using images, numbers and words to show their solution to the problem).

Next, students were challenged to make a bar graph out of the growing shape pattern. We discussed afterwards (during consolidation) that graphs can make it easier to see patterns and trends. 

These students chose a scale of 4 for their graph:
This student choose a scale of 2 for his graph: