In this assessment, students start by working through a simple process to find patterns for the number of different types of panes used in a simple window design, called The Edgy. Then, once they manage to work through the pattern in that design, they use a method of their own to find a mathematical expression for the number of different types of connectors used in a different, slightly more complex, window design, called The Griddy. At the end of the assessment task, students are asked to describe their patterns, verify, and briefly justify their findings.

Math Concepts:
patterns
formulae
number sequence
sequence

MYP Related Concepts:
models
patterns

MYP Key Concepts:
form
relationships

MYP Global Context:
Orientation in Space and Time