Ms Bastasic’s Classroom

Patterns and Relationships




Oct 29

Patterns Intro

  • Dot problem
  • Different types of patterns (sequences, pictorial, word problems)
Complete the 2nd page of your Patterning packet!
Oct 30


  • Most common types of sequence patterns (one operation, two operations, perfect squares)
Work on “Crossword” puzzles
Oct 31

Patterns and Tables of Values

  • Review of input/output machines!
Work on “Crossword” puzzles and last page of packet (whatever you didn’t finish in class)
Nov 1

Variables and Substitution

  • Why do we use variables in math? (Lesson)
  • Worksheet to get comfortable substituting a number for a known variable (i.e. if you know x = 3 you should be able to substitute 3 in place of the x in 6x or x + 2 or 12/x in order to evaluate the expression)
Substituting Variables worksheet
Nov 2

Toronto Trip Meeting

Nov 5

Translating a Verbal Phrase into an Algebraic Expression (and vice versa)

  • In order to come up with rules using a general term (n) we need to know how to write the rule as an algebraic expression! Today, we are just translating algebra words and vice versa. You should become comfortable stating a rule as “twice the term number plus 2” or as “2n + 2”
Algebraic Expressions Worksheet (back page of Substituting Variables worksheet)
Nov 6

Finding the General Term of a Sequence

  • Input/Output machine analogy
  • Input/Output Table worksheet
Practice using algebraic expressions to describe the rules found in sequences and tables of values (Handout sec 4.3)
Nov 7

Translating Algebraic Expressions Kahoot

Nov 8

Translating Algebraic Expressions Quiz

  • We need more practice with this! Make sure you are keeping up with the work (and getting it checked by me!)
Nov 9

Using Algebraic Expressions to Describe Patterning Rules

  • More practice in the textbook (while I’m away).
You can practice this here!
Nov 12

Solving Patterning Problems

Nov 13

Using Scatterplots to Represent Patterns

Nov 14

Using Scatterplots to Represent Patterns Cont’d


Nov 15


(Feel free to retake the integers quiz as well as the algebraic translation one)

Nov 16

PD Day

Nov 19

Patterning Word Problems Cont’d

Nov 20

Patterning Word Problems Cont’d

Create your own problem

Nov 21

Review for Patterning Test

Nov 22

Patterning Test

Nov 23

Start next unit (Measurement!)