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Part B

Exploring Communication
  Tile Patterns | Telephone Call | Tiles to Tables | Your Journal


What are the connections between communication and understanding of mathematical concepts? This is what we will work on in this section as we tackle a math problem for ourselves.

Here is a problem involving multiple representations of functional relationships.

Here is a pattern of designs built from square tiles:


Questions to Consider
  • How many tiles did you need to build the next term of this sequence?
  • What about the 10th term? the 100th term?
  • Write a function rule that will tell you the total number of tiles you need (T) to build the nth term.
  • How does the function rule relate to the appearance of the tile pattern? Can you arrange the tiles differently within this rule?

Next  Communicate about the tiles problem

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