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Generate and identify geometric patterns that grow by finding a rule

teaches Common Core State Standards 111.7.4.C
teaches Common Core State Standards 111.5.5.E
teaches Common Core State Standards MAFS.4.OA.3.5
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.4.OA.C.5
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7
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Big Ideas: Geometric patterns can grow when they follow a rule. Knowing the rule allows you to continue the pattern. This lesson builds on students' knowledge of geometry and rules. The task asks students to examine a geometric pattern and continue it. Through exploration of the pattern, students will see that patterns follow a rule, and this rule can be used to help continue the pattern. Students will explore efficient ways of continuing a pattern to the nth stage. Their work in growing geometric patterns strengthens students' knowledge of the various operations. Vocabulary: pattern, stage
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