We learned about repeating patterns like ABCABCABCABCABC.
We learned about growing patterns like 5,10,15,20,25,30. (numbers get bigger)
We learned about shrinking patterns like 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15 (numbers get smaller)
Here is the word problem from Wednesday:
My hen lays 2 eggs on Sunday, 4 eggs on Monday, and 6 eggs on Tuesday. Using pictures, numbers, and words, tell me how many eggs all together will my hen will lay by the end of the week?
Which type of pattern are you thinking about when you solve this word problem?
All of my friends interpreted the question in a different way.
Some used a repeating pattern and some used a growing pattern.
Some figured out how many eggs the hen lay each day and gave me the total for Friday or Saturday (depending on how you think of "end of the week").
Some added all of the eggs from each day together and told me the total amount.
No one way was right or wrong. As long as you used numbers, pictures, and words to justify your math thinking ... you are right! :)