# Surf for More Math

## Lesson 1**- Writing Pattern Rules **

To encourage your child to have fun on the Web
while learning about Writing Pattern Rules, here are some games and
interactive activities they can do on their own or in pairs.

**Goal**

Use rules to extend patterns and write pattern rules.

**Builds Upon**

Student Book pages 4-6

**Instructions for Use**

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Stop
that Creature** **lets your child fill in a t-chart
to find the pattern rules.

To use Stop that Creature, find the rule that
runs the machine. Enter the rule in the text boxes and click 'OK' to
shut it down.

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A
Mathematics Fantasy allows your child to predict and extend the
patterns in tables.

To use A Mathematics Fantasy, have your child predict outcomes after thirty
days by selecting one of two options. Option 1 - earn one cent on the
first day, two cents on the second day, and double your salary every day
thereafter for the thirty days; or option 2 - earn one million dollars.
Have your child choose the best payment method. Read the web site and
study the two payment options to find the results.

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Interactive
Calculator allows your child to extend pattern rules.

To use Interactive Calculator, find a pattern in an existing table.
Input the term and term number to extend the pattern rule. This number
will appear in the calculator window. The number pattern becomes shaded
on the hundreds chart.