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Peddling Petals
Patterns

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Objective

Students will be able to create, extend, and describe arithmetic patterns.

Overview of the Lesson

Using the setting of a flower-making fund-raiser, students explore a variety of patterns. Students examine the patterns in a flower design made of triangles surrounding a square. They complete a table listing the number of triangles needed to complete various flower designs. Students also make tables showing the cost of buying different cut-outs of flowers. These charts will be used once they begin their flower sale. The lesson culminates with students making brightly colored tissue paper flowers and the advertising posters.