The focus of this lesson is to teach students how to find patterns and count shapes. However, this lesson will also teach them the importance of organization, which is a key aspect of math contests. Tables and charts are vital to being able to communicate mathematical ideas, so this lesson will help students with that aspect of being young mathematicians. This is a lesson targeted at students in upper elementary or middle school.
Lesson plan directions are available at the end of the packet. Please review that information first before handing out the problems to students.