Use these free numerical patterns task cards for a math center activity or as a SCOOT game in your math classroom.
You can download this free set of numerical patterns task cards by clicking on the bold, blue words at the bottom of this post. Both color and black & white versions are provided.
These cards are designed to be used with students who have already been taught about finding numerical patterns, but still need some practice or review activity.
If you have not yet taught this skill, be sure to give students a lesson on what is needed first.
Students are asked to provide the next two numbers in the pattern and then to identify the rule.
Along with the task cards and recording pages, an answer key is provided. You may use it for grading or for students to self check their answers.
This set of numerical patterns task cards has 24 cards.
Also included is an assortment of recording sheets so you can modify assignments as needed for different students. At the top of each page is a place for students to record their assigned task number cards. For example, some students might complete all of the odds while you might have other students complete the evens.
When using as a SCOOT game, use the page of boxes provided. This game is meant to get students up and moving. Place a card at each student’s seat or at various places around the room. Students pick a spot and are given a set amount of time to complete the problem. The teacher then announces “SCOOT” and children rotate in a predetermined route or direction (or randomly) and complete another task card in a different spot.
You can download this set here:
Just in case, we are also provided the set without a patterned background for printing requiring less ink:
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