3.6: Stars and Moons
Can you continue the pattern shown below? In this concept, we will practice figuring out patterns and then extending them.
Guidance
In order to continue patterns like the one with stars and moons shown above, we can use the problem solving steps to help.
- First, describe what you see.
- Second, figure out what your job is. In these problems, your job will be to continue the pattern and fill in the empty cards.
- Third, make a plan . Decide how you will figure out and then continue the pattern.
- Fourth, solve . Fill in the empty cards with the correct number of stars and moons.
- Fifth, check . State the pattern you found and verify that it worked for all of the cards.
Example A
Solution:
We can use the problem solving steps to help us extend this pattern.
Example B
Solution:
We can use the problem solving steps to help us extend this pattern.
Example C
Solution:
We can use the problem solving steps to help us extend this pattern.
Concept Problem Revisited
We can use the problem solving steps to help us extend this pattern.
Vocabulary
One type of pattern is when the number of a certain object increases, decreases, or stays the same in a consistent way. In this concept, we saw patterns of stars and moons. With any pattern you should be able to describe the pattern and how to get from one step of the pattern to the next.
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Practice
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Learning Objectives
Students are given a pattern of stars and moons and asked to extend the pattern. Students will use the problem solving steps to help.