• ##### Device
• TI-Nspire™
• TI-Nspire™ CAS
• TI-Nspire™ CX
• TI-Nspire™ CX CAS
• TI-Nspire™ Navigator™
• ##### Software

TI-Nspire™
TI-Nspire™ CAS

• ##### TI-Nspire Version

3.6

by Texas Instruments - Action Consequence, TI-Nspire Navigator Lesson

Updated on August 18, 2014

#### Objectives

• Students will use symbols to represent unknowns and variables.
• Students will look for patterns and represent generalizations.
• Students will represent relationships among quantities using visual models, tables, graphs, and words.
• Students will define, evaluate and compare functions (CCSSM).
• Students will reason abstractly and quantitatively (CCSS Mathematical Practice).
• Students will look for and make use of structure (CCSS Mathematical Practice).

#### Vocabulary

• function
• growth rate
• constant rate
• linear function

This lesson involves using pattern growth to construct functions.
As a result, students will:

• Explore growing tile patterns pictorially, graphically and in tabular form.
• Examine the relationship between the stage number and the number of tiles.
• Determine a rule for the number of tiles as a function of the stage number.