Toy Trains

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Scholars identify and continue the numerical pattern for the number of wheels on a train. Using the established pattern and its inverse, they determine whether a number of wheels is possible. Pupils finish by developing an algebraic linear expression for the pattern. 

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • For those that need more concrete examples, bring in boxes to represent the train cars and include the number of wheels on them
  • Provide opportunities to work with changing patterns into algebraic expressions
Classroom Considerations
  • The class should be familiar with working with patterns
  • The rubric contains alternative solutions
  • Includes sample work with teacher prompts
  • None
Common Core