MA.3.AR.3.3

Identify, create and extend numerical patterns.

Examples

Bailey collects 6 baseball cards every day. This generates the pattern 6,12,18,… How many baseball cards will Bailey have at the end of the sixth day?

Clarifications

Clarification 1: The expectation is to use ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rd, …) to describe the position of a number within a sequence.

Clarification 2: Problem types include patterns involving addition, subtraction, multiplication or division of whole numbers.

General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 3
Strand: Algebraic Reasoning
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5012050: Grade Three Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7712040: Access Mathematics Grade 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5012055: Grade 3 Accelerated Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2019 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5012015: Foundational Skills in Mathematics 3-5 (Specifically in versions: 2019 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MA.3.AR.3.AP.3: Extend a numerical pattern when given a one-step addition rule (e.g., when given the pattern 5, 10, 15, use the rule add 5 to extend the pattern).

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Formative Assessments

Decomposing Into Equal Addends:

Students are presented with an equation and asked to find a pattern within the equation and to determine if the equation is true or not.

Type: Formative Assessment

Adding Odd Numbers:

Students are asked to consider what type of number results when adding two odd numbers and when adding three odd numbers.

Type: Formative Assessment

Adding Odds and Evens:

Students are asked to consider the parity of the sums of two even numbers, two odd numbers, and an even and an odd.

Type: Formative Assessment

Patterns Within the Multiplication Table:

Students are asked to find the missing numbers in a column of a multiplication table by using a pattern found within the table.

Type: Formative Assessment

Multiplication of Even Numbers:

Students are asked to determine if the total number of students in five classes will be even or odd.

Type: Formative Assessment

Lesson Plans

One with a Bun (Exploring the Multiplicative Identity Property of 1):

In this lesson students will explore the Multiplicative Identity Property of 1, using array and equal-group models for multiplication. Students will model story problems, translate problems into multiplication equations, and identify patterns in a set of multiplication facts to develop understanding of the Multiplicative Identity Property of 1.

Type: Lesson Plan

Product Productions:

The lesson uses a movie making theme to teach the characteristics and purpose of arrays, as well as the vocabulary, factor and product.

Type: Lesson Plan

Arrays Show the Way to the Multiplication Chart:

This is an introductory lesson to explore the use of arrays to solve multiplication problems. Students build arrays and save the arrays in a class Multiplication Chart. They learn to use arrays to find products and factors, and by placing them in the Multiplication Chart, they learn how to read the chart. They learn how to write equations to represent situations that are modeled with arrays. An overall theme is the organization of the multiplication chart and how it includes arrays within.

Type: Lesson Plan

Efficient Multiplication:

Students will engage with questions to evaluate the students' abilities to select and apply multiplication strategies with fluency and efficiency. The focus of the lesson is decomposing numbers to multiply using the Distributive property and understanding and applying the Commutative property. Then, students will reinforce decomposing of factors while playing Decomposition of Factors. The lesson concludes with a real world application problem on an Exit Slip.

Type: Lesson Plan

Fall Fun and Games! (Exploring the Commutative Property of Multiplication):

In this lesson, students will build and manipulate a variety of arrays in the context of creating games for a Fall Festival. They will practice using the Commutative Property of Multiplication to find related multiplication facts.

Type: Lesson Plan

Apples, Oranges, and Bananas of Math?:

In this lesson, the students will work in independently or in small groups to write equations to represent situations as well as their own math riddles around the concepts of multiplication. The teacher will use the book, The Grapes of Math by Greg Tang, to support this lesson.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorial

Party Patterns: Odds and Evens in Addition - Part 3:

Determine if the sum of three odd or three even numbers will be odd or even as Lilly prepares for a math celebration in this interactive tutorial.

This is part 3 in a 3-part series. Click below to explore the other tutorials in the series. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

MFAS Formative Assessments

Adding Odd Numbers:

Students are asked to consider what type of number results when adding two odd numbers and when adding three odd numbers.

Adding Odds and Evens:

Students are asked to consider the parity of the sums of two even numbers, two odd numbers, and an even and an odd.

Decomposing Into Equal Addends:

Students are presented with an equation and asked to find a pattern within the equation and to determine if the equation is true or not.

Multiplication of Even Numbers:

Students are asked to determine if the total number of students in five classes will be even or odd.

Patterns Within the Multiplication Table:

Students are asked to find the missing numbers in a column of a multiplication table by using a pattern found within the table.

Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades K-5

Party Patterns: Odds and Evens in Addition - Part 3:

Determine if the sum of three odd or three even numbers will be odd or even as Lilly prepares for a math celebration in this interactive tutorial.

This is part 3 in a 3-part series. Click below to explore the other tutorials in the series. 

Student Resources

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Original Student Tutorial

Party Patterns: Odds and Evens in Addition - Part 3:

Determine if the sum of three odd or three even numbers will be odd or even as Lilly prepares for a math celebration in this interactive tutorial.

This is part 3 in a 3-part series. Click below to explore the other tutorials in the series. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

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