Mathematics and science can be thought of as a search for patterns and structure. Discovery and insight comes when patterns are recognized and structure is understood. Pattern Explorer provides rich and diverse collections of pattern problems for students to explore, investigate, discover, and create.
Forty activity sets in each book are divided into five themes that appear in rotating order:
- Pattern Predictor
- Equality Explorer
- Sequence Sleuth
- Number Ninja
- Function Finder
The activities are independent and self-contained, but tend to build on one another and get gradually more sophisticated as the collection progresses. Each activity is accompanied by hints, and detailed solutions are included. Students are encouraged to explore the patterns with a sense of adventure and perseverance. The result will be rich and authentic experiences in mathematical reasoning.
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