Integer Combinations—Postage Stamps Problem (MS Version)

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Number patterns can seem mysterious. Help your learners unravel these mysteries as they complete an intriguing task. Through examination, collaborative groups determine that they are able to produce all integers above a certain value by adding the integers five and seven. They explore this discovery to determine an explanation for the pattern.

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Instructional Ideas
  • For those struggling to begin, encourage students to use a graphic organizer such as a table 
  • If groups don't naturally write an expression, ask for the expression as an additional task
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires previous experience writing numeric expressions
  • Provides learning objectives to help guide instruction
  • Includes an answer key
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