## Visual Math Patterns

#### Aligned To Common Core Standard:

**Grade 4 Operations** - 4.OA.C.5

What are Growing Patterns? Before we dive right into our topic, we need to first understand what patterns are. A pattern is a regularity in a design that can include colors, alphabets, or numbers. It is a form of regularity where the order does not matter, and it is not defined by a fixed mathematical model. One of the many forms of patterns is the growing pattern. When the numbers are increasing in a pattern, we term it as a growing pattern. These patterns are always following specific rules while increasing. The two crucial elements of a growing pattern are the terms and the rule that is being followed. A term in a growing pattern is each growing step in the design. The rule is the specific or fixed order with which each number is increasing. When the terms are increasing with a constant difference, then we can term the design as a linear growing pattern. This series of worksheets and lessons will introduce students to patterns for the first time.

### Printable Worksheets And Lessons

- Standard Visual Patterns Step-by-step Lesson- We start out with a simple 1-2-3.
- Visual Growing Patterns Lesson - This is where students get just a little confused.
- Growing Patterns Practice Sheet - Let's get a bunch of repetitions for the kids.
- Cut and Paste Patterns #1 Worksheet - You will need some scissors and glue sticks for the kids.

#### Growing Patterns Homework Sheets

Each part or parts of each sequence of the pattern gets larger. Students need to figure out exactly what does it.

- Homework 1 - Draw to finish the pattern.
- Homework 2 - The easiest way to break down picture patterns is to assign a number value to each picture.
- Homework 3 - You can choose any number for any image.

#### Practice Worksheets

Cut these pieces out and tell us where they go. These sheets are made to help students build confidence.

- Practice 2 - Cut and paste to finish the pattern.
- Practice 3 - Growing patterns add an element in each sequence of the pattern.

#### Math Skill Quizzes

The first one is just on growing patterns. The second and third are on growing and repeating.