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# Problem-Solving Strategy: Look for a pattern

Objective: Solve problems by looking for a pattern.

5-Minute Check
Solve each equation. 1. n = 9 ± (-1)

5-Minute Check
Solve each equation. 10 1. n = 9 ± (-1)

x = -3 ± (21) . 1.5-Minute Check Solve each equation. n = 9 ± (-1) 2.

1.5-Minute Check Solve each equation. x = -3 ± (21) -24 . n = 9 ± (-1) 2.

5-Minute Check Solve each equation. x = -3 ± (21) 3. n = 9 ± (-1) 2. T = -8 ± (-3) . 1.

n = 9 ± (-1) 2. T = -8 ± (-3) -5 .5-Minute Check Solve each equation. 1. x = -3 ± (21) 3.

n = 9 ± (-1) 2. 8m ± (-6m) . x = -3 ± (21) 3. 1.5-Minute Check Solve each equation. T = -8 ± (-3) Simplify. 4.

8m ± (-6m) 14m . n = 9 ± (-1) 2. 4. 1.5-Minute Check Solve each equation. T = -8 ± (-3) Simplify. x = -3 ± (21) 3.

n = 9 ± (-1) 2. -15c ± 17c . T = -8 ± (-3) Simplify. x = -3 ± (21) 3.5-Minute Check Solve each equation. 8m ± (-6m) 5. 1. 4.

T = -8 ± (-3) Simplify. n = 9 ± (-1) 2.5-Minute Check Solve each equation. 8m ± (-6m) 5. 4. 1. x = -3 ± (21) 3. -15c ± 17c -32c .

.2-6 Problem-Solving Strategy: Look for a Pattern Example Sara was trying to finish all her math homework on Friday. and so forth. If she continues to work at this rate. 6 problems the next 30 minutes. She did 3 problems the first 30 minutes. how many problems will she have done in 4 hours. 4 problems the next 30 minutes. 9 problems the next 30 minutes.

She did 3 problems the first 30 minutes. Explore Sara worked 30 min per problem set. and so forth. 4 problems the next 30 minutes. Time worked number of problems worked 1st 30 min 3 2nd 30 min 4 3rd 30 min 6 4th 30 min 9 . If she continues to work at this rate.2-6 Problem-Solving Strategy: Look for a Pattern Example Sara was trying to finish all her math homework on Friday. 9 problems the next 30 minutes. 6 problems the next 30 minutes. how many problems will she have done in 4 hours.

how many problems will she have done in 4 hours. 4 problems the next 30 minutes. and so forth. 6 problems the next 30 minutes. Time worked number of problems worked 1st 30 min 3 2nd 30 min 4 3rd 30 min 6 4th 30 min 9 Plan Look for a pattern.2-6 Problem-Solving Strategy: Look for a Pattern Example Sara was trying to finish all her math homework on Friday. Explore Sara worked 30 min per problem set. . She did 3 problems the first 30 minutes. 9 problems the next 30 minutes. If she continues to work at this rate.

and so forth. 4 problems the next 30 minutes. how many problems will she have done in 4 hours. 9 problems the next 30 minutes. If she continues to work at this rate.2-6 Problem-Solving Strategy: Look for a Pattern Example Sara was trying to finish all her math homework on Friday. She did 3 problems the first 30 minutes. 6 problems the next 30 minutes. . Time worked number of problems worked 1st 30 min 3 2nd 30 min 4 increased by 1 3rd 30 min 6 4th 30 min 9 Plan Look for a pattern. Explore Sara worked 30 min per problem set.

how many problems will she have done in 4 hours. Time worked number of problems worked 1st 30 min 3 2nd 30 min 4 increased by 1 3rd 30 min 6 increased by 2 4th 30 min 9 Plan Look for a pattern. If she continues to work at this rate. She did 3 problems the first 30 minutes.2-6 Problem-Solving Strategy: Look for a Pattern Example Sara was trying to finish all her math homework on Friday. . Explore Sara worked 30 min per problem set. 9 problems the next 30 minutes. 6 problems the next 30 minutes. and so forth. 4 problems the next 30 minutes.

If she continues to work at this rate. 4 problems the next 30 minutes. 9 problems the next 30 minutes. She did 3 problems the first 30 minutes. and so forth.2-6 Problem-Solving Strategy: Look for a Pattern Example Sara was trying to finish all her math homework on Friday. how many problems will she have done in 4 hours. 6 problems the next 30 minutes. . Explore Sara worked 30 min per problem set. Time worked number of problems worked 1st 30 min 3 2nd 30 min 4 increased by 1 3rd 30 min 6 increased by 2 4th 30 min 9 increased by 3 Plan Look for a pattern.

9 problems the next 30 minutes. If she continues to work at this rate. She did 3 problems the first 30 minutes. 6 problems the next 30 minutes.2-6 Problem-Solving Strategy: Look for a Pattern Example Sara was trying to finish all her math homework on Friday. and so forth. Explore Sara worked 30 min per problem set. Time worked number of problems worked 1st 30 min 3 2nd 30 min 4 increased by 1 3rd 30 min 6 increased by 2 4th 30 min 9 increased by 3 Plan Look for a pattern. 4 problems the next 30 minutes. . how many problems will she have done in 4 hours. The difference between numbers increases by 1 each time.

2-6 Problem-Solving Strategy: Look for a Pattern Solve Problems worked: 3 4 Time worked: 1hr .

2-6 Problem-Solving Strategy: Look for a Pattern Solve Problems worked: 3 4 6 9 Time worked: 1hr 2hr .

2-6 Problem-Solving Strategy: Look for a Pattern Solve Problems worked: 3 4 6 9 13 18 Time worked: 1hr 2hr 3hr .

2-6 Problem-Solving Strategy: Look for a Pattern Solve Problems worked: 3 4 6 9 13 18 24 31 Time worked: 1hr 2hr 3hr 4hr .

2-6 Problem-Solving Strategy: Look for a Pattern Solve Problems worked: 3 4 6 9 13 18 24 31 Time worked: 1hr 2hr 3hr 3 + 4 + 6 + 9 + 13 + 18 + 24 + 31 = 4hr .

2-6 Problem-Solving Strategy: Look for a Pattern Solve Problems worked: 3 4 6 9 13 18 24 31 Time worked: 1hr 2hr 3hr 3 + 4 + 6 + 9 + 13 + 18 + 24 + 31 = 108 problems 4hr .

2-6 Problem-Solving Strategy: Look for a Pattern Solve Problems worked: 3 4 6 9 13 18 24 31 Time worked: 1hr 2hr 3hr 3 + 4 + 6 + 9 + 13 + 18 + 24 + 31 = 108 problems 4hr Examine Do the number of problems worked each half hour follow the pattern? .

. . . . . . 24. 48. 63. . 35.2-6 Problem-Solving Strategy: Look for a Pattern Write a rule to find the successive terms in the pattern.

. . The number subtracted decreases by two each time. . 35. so the next number should decrease by 9 and then by 7.2-6 Problem-Solving Strategy: Look for a Pattern Write a rule to find the successive terms in the pattern. The number decreased by 15. . . then 11. then 13. 48. . . 63. 24.

. is called the Fibonacci sequence. . 8.. List the first ten Fibonacci numbers. . 1. The terms of the sequence are called the Fibonacci numbers. 1. . 3. . 5.2-6 Problem-Solving Strategy: Look for a Pattern The pattern of numbers. 2. .

List the first ten Fibonacci numbers. . 5. 2. 13. 2. . . . 8. 21. 3. 1. 8. 3. 55 . The terms of the sequence are called the Fibonacci numbers. 1. . is called the Fibonacci sequence.. 1. 5. 34.2-6 Problem-Solving Strategy: Look for a Pattern The pattern of numbers. 1.

5. 3. 19. 11.2-6 Problem-Solving Strategy: Look for a Pattern Find a pattern for the following numbers. . 1. . . 15. . 8. . . .

15. . +3. +5. . 3. +4. 11. +3. Pattern: +2. +5. . +2. . 19.2-6 Problem-Solving Strategy: Look for a Pattern Find a pattern for the following numbers. . . 5. . . . 1. +4. . 8.

13. 12. 1. 13. . 23. 24. . 2. 3. . 22. __ 12 .2-6 Problem-Solving Strategy: Look for a Pattern Find the number that should be in the blank space. . 4. . .

4. 20. 56.2-6 Problem-Solving Strategy: Look for a Pattern Find the number that should be in the blank spaces. 35. __. __ . 1. __. 10.

20. 56. 4. __. __. __ 84. 10.2-6 Problem-Solving Strategy: Look for a Pattern Find the number that should be in the blank spaces. 1. 120 . 35.