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Surf for More Math

Lesson 2 - Patterns in Tables


Use this activity to encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about patterns in tables. Students can try this activity on their own or in pairs.


Create tables to display, predict, and extend patterns.


Builds Upon

Student Book pages 6-7


Instructions for Use

A Mathematics Fantasy allows students to predict and extend patterns in tables.

To use A Mathematics Fantasy, have students determine which is the best payment method: earn one cent on the first day, two cents on the second day, and double your salary every day thereafter for the next thirty days; or earn one million dollars. Students can read through the Web page and study the two payment options to find the results. Encourage students to describe the pattern in the first payment option.