Patterns in Staircases

In this assessment, students investigate the number of cubes required to make staircases of different dimensions and types when they are drawn on an isometric grid. Starting with guided questions, they are to draw staircases and recognize patterns in the number of cubes required to make them. Then, as the staircases become more complex, so do the patterns to find the number of cubes required for them.

Math Concepts: sequences formulas square numbers patterns
MYP Related Concepts: models patterns space
MYP Key Concepts: form relationships
MYP Global Context: Orientation in Space and Time
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