Growing Pattern Problem

posted Dec 2, 2014, 1:19 PM by Patrick Johnson   [ updated Dec 2, 2014, 1:19 PM ]
Students worked on solving this problem today with a partner:

Below is a picture of our Bansho wall where we examined the solutions to the problem. 
Some of the questions I asked students to facilitate our math discussion:

Look at the image, what patterns do you see? (reflecting)

Consider the pattern, what do you think will happen if the pattern continues? (reasoning and proving)

How did the T-Chart/ Image help you understand/solving this problem?(Comm)

Using a T-Chart to figure our the # of counters for the 6th shape as well as explaining how they got their answer:

Extending the shape patterning using images: