Education Technology

Finding Patterns and Graphing Functions

Published on 08/26/2005

Activity Overview

This activity has students' find patterns in the areas and perimeters of a given series of figures. Students' then use graphing calculators to graph the values and to find linear and quadratic functions to describe the patterns.

Before the Activity

  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • During the Activity

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  • After the Activity

    Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary