Writing Numerical Expressions—Hexagon Tables

This Writing Numerical Expressions—Hexagon Tables activity & project also includes:

Explore a basic pattern to practice writing expressions. In collaborative groups, learners examine a contextual pattern and write an expression to model it. The task encourages groups to describe the pattern in multiple ways.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide manipulatives for those needing extra support
  • Circulate during collaborative work and make note of interesting conversations to share with the whole group
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should have previous experience writing expressions
Pros

  • Provides possible reflection questions and prompts
  • Challenging task uses higher order thinking skills
Cons

  • None