# Problem-Solving Strategy Look for a Pattern

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```					 Problem-Solving
Strategy
Look for a Pattern
By Mr. Bales
Objective

 By the end of this lesson, you will be
able to solve problems using the look
for a pattern strategy.
 Standard 4MG3.0 - Students
demonstrate an understanding of plane
and solid geometric objects and use this
knowledge to show relationships and
solve problems.
 Standard 4MR1.1 - Analyze problems by
…..observing patterns.
Introduce

Chloe gave her sister 4 hats last
week. She gave her best friend 2
hats yesterday. Chloe’s mom gave
her 5 new hats this morning. Chloe
now has 12 hats. How many hats
did Chloe have originally?
What strategy would you use to
solve this problem? Why?
Teach

 Noah is helping his dad put tile on a
table. They are laying the tiles in a
pattern. They have run out of tiles and
need to buy some more. What color of
tiles need to be purchased to complete
the table?

 We need to UPSC - Understand, Plan,
Step 1 - Understand
 Noah is helping his dad put tile on a table.
They are laying the tiles in a pattern. They
have run out of tiles and need to buy some
more. What color of tiles need to be
purchased to complete the table?

 What facts do we know?
 You know the tiles form a pattern.
 You know they need to buy more tiles.
 What do you need to find?
Step 2 - Plan

Look for a pattern. Then continue
your pattern to find the missing
tiles.
Step 3 - Solve

 Noah is helping his dad put tile on a table. They
are laying the tiles in a pattern. They have run out
of tiles and need to buy some more. What color of
tiles need to be purchased to complete the table?

 There are two rows of tiles and the tiles repeat red,
green, blue, and yellow.

 In the first row, the missing tiles are blue and green.
In the second row, the missing tiles are red, blue, and
yellow.
 So, Noah and his father need 2 blue, 1 green, 1 red,
Step 4 - Check
 Noah is helping his dad put tile on a table. They
are laying the tiles in a pattern. They have run
out of tiles and need to buy some more. What
color of tiles need to be purchased to complete
the table?

 Look back at the problem.
 The answer make sense for the facts given. So,
Chance Tickets

 Your mom has decided to give you
some money. On the first day, she
gives you a penny. On the second
day, she gives you two more pennies.
On the third day, she gives you 3
more pennies. This continues for
fifteen days.
 How many pennies will your mom give
you on the tenth day?
 How much money will you have at the
Assignment

Page 393 - #’s 5 - 10
Get them all correct, No Math
Homework!!

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