Mathematics is all about patterns. Some describe mathematics as the science of patterns, and the ability to understand patterns is described as a key concept in NCTM’s algebra standard.

Math Inquiry Outside: Patterning (Create Dream Explore)

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This set of 40 Patterning Task Cards reviews the concepts of pattern rules, finding the next term in a pattern, using algebraic expressions to describe patterns and graphing patterns. Wether you use this as a unit introduction, math centre, or review activity, your students will love this activity. An answer sheet and answer key are included.

This would be good to use with various grades, making the pieces fit with the grade needing it for.