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Number Patterns


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    University of California Museum of Paleontology

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Number Patterns

In this lesson, learners are challenged to discover the relationship among six numbers. The objective of this activity is to engage learners in a problem-solving situation in which they practice aspects of the process of science. Learners can use an included Science Flowchart to chart their scientific experience. This lesson serves as a good introduction to the nature of scientific inquiry.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 11 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • Scratch 8.5 x 11 paper cut into sixths for displaying predictions
  • A surface upon which to write the numbers — e.g., chalk board

Subjects


  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
      • Patterns
    • Number and Operations
      • Operations
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • The Scientific Worldview
      • About Inquiry
      • Asking Questions
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Formulating Explanations
      • Communicating Results
    • Science as a Career

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • hear
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Scotchmoor, Judy

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, The University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, and The Regents of the University of California, ©2010

Funding Source:

  • National Science Foundation, EAR-0624436

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