Center Focus


  1. Have samples of sequences available for your students to study. Use mathematical sequences such as:
    • 2 4 6 8
    • 1 4 7 10
    • 2 4 16 256
  2. Have an explanation for each sample explaining why it is a sequence.
  3. Provide worksheets for the students to practice completing sequences that you have started at the center. Provide answers so that they may check their work after they are finished with the practice problems.
  4. Have students come up with an original sequence. Have them complete it to six or seven terms. Then, have them exchange sequences with fellow students at the center to see if they can complete them.

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Depict an Event
Columbus Portraits
Rhyming Match
Survey Says
Sponge Observation
Political Debate about Celebration of Columbus Day
Paint by Title
Moldy Pumpkins
Ice Insulation
Author Spotlight
Picture Poems
Number Relationships
Inch By Inch Map
Create a Collage
Personal vs. Country Pride
Pumpkin Volumes
The Mayflower Voyage
Time Capsule Diorama
Non-fiction Poetry
Building Our Community
Sleepy Hollow
The Great Wall of China
Who Is That?
What’s My Name Worth?
Egg Weight
Irish Stained Glass Scene
Bring Your Own Tale
"Thanksgiving" Poem
Interview a Veteran
Area and Perimeter of Olympic Rings
Balloon Rocket
New Year’s Resolutions
Record a Story
The First Thanksgiving
Block Volume
"A Busy Year" Reading
Spring Into Science
Hurricane by David Weisner
Magnet Fishing
The Medal Winners
Literature Response
Write the Words
Toothpick Sculptures
The Scariest Thing
Irish Mobiles
Round vs. Flat