Using Pattern Tasks to Develop Mathematical Understandings and Set Classroom Norms
Margaret Smith; Amy Hillen; Christy Catania
August 2007, Volume 13, Issue 1, Page 38
The use of geometric pattern tasks for developing students' capacities to reason algebraically and establish classroom norms at the beginning of the school year. Article discusses one middle school's pattern-revolution unit on patterns that is used to launch each school year. Includes lesson plan and examples of student work.
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