Access Point #: MAFS.4.OA.3.AP.5b (Archived Access Point)

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Extend a numerical pattern when the rule is provided.


Essential Understandings


  • Use manipulatives to extend a pattern.
  • Use numeric values to extend a pattern.

Number: MAFS.4.OA.3.AP.5b Category: Access Points
Date Adopted or Revised: 06/14 Cluster: Generate and analyze patterns. (Additional Cluster)

Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.

Related Standards

Name Description
MAFS.4.OA.3.5: Generate a number or shape pattern that follows a given rule. Identify apparent features of the pattern that were not explicit in the rule itself. For example, given the rule “Add 3” and the starting number 1, generate terms in the resulting sequence and observe that the terms appear to alternate between odd and even numbers. Explain informally why the numbers will continue to alternate in this way.

Related Courses

Name Description
5012060: Mathematics - Grade Four
7712050: Access Mathematics Grade 4
5012065: Grade 4 Accelerated Mathematics
5012015: Foundational Skills in Mathematics 3-5

Related Resources

Element Cards

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4th Grade Math Element Cards:

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