Patterns Lesson Plans


Want to save time planning your patterns unit and have access to activities that students love? These SOL-aligned Patterns Lesson Plans come with detailed lesson plans, worksheets, games, centers, exit tickets, assessments, and much more! PDF and digital activities are included for both in-personal and virtual learning.

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Patterns Lesson Plans (Math SOL 4.PFA.1)

Are you looking for no-prep lessons and activities to teach increasing and decreasing patterns? Look no further! These Patterns Lesson Plans provide everything you need to teach object patterns, numerical patterns, number line patterns, and input/output tables. Save time planning and your students will love completing the hands-on activities found in this unit.

To take a closer look at some of the things included in this unit, check out the preview images at the top of the page!

What will students learn through these detailed lesson plans?

4 Detailed lesson plans are included to help students learn and practice the following skills–

  • Identify, describe, extend, and create increasing and decreasing patterns using various representations (e.g., objects, pictures, numbers, number lines, input/output tables, and function machines).
  • Analyze an increasing or decreasing single-operation numerical pattern found in lists, input/output tables, or function machines and generalize the change to identify the rule, extend the pattern, or identify missing terms.
  • Given a rule, create increasing and decreasing patterns using numbers and input/output tables (including function machines).
  • Solve contextual problems that involve identifying, describing, and extending increasing and decreasing patterns using single-operation input and output rules.

**All increasing and decreasing patterns are limited to addition, subtraction, and multiplication of whole numbers.**

What comes in these Patterns Lesson Plans?

You will find the following included in this math unit–

  • 4 Detailed Lesson Plans
  • 17 Worksheets
  • 16 Task Cards
  • 4 Exit Tickets
  • 3 Anchor Charts
  • 1 Sorts
  • 1 Game
  • Final Test
  • Word Wall Cards
  • Digital Activities for Google Slides
  • Answer Keys

Are digital resources included?

Some worksheets and the test within these Patterns Lesson Plans are also included in a digital format and can be shared with students using your Google Drive.

When you purchase this product, you will be given access to a link that will allow you to open the file in Google Slides. You’ll then share that file with your students. The slides can be printed and adapted for students who prefer to answer the questions by hand. You can also view and print a student’s completed version of the slides.

What standards are covered?

These Patterns Lesson Plans are specifically created to align with Virginia math SOLs 4.PFA.1 although the lessons and activities closely align with most math standards related to increasing and decreasing patterns with addition, subtraction, and multiplication of whole numbers.

Don’t Miss Out!

These Patterns Lesson Plans require minimal prep work and are easy to implement whether teaching in-person or virtually. Students will also enjoy learning about patterns as they play games, complete hands-on activities, and relate the concepts to real-world examples.


This unit is included in my 4th Grade Math Curriculum Bundle for a discounted price!


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