Patterns to Graphs
The aim of this activity is to allow students to experience the connection between a numerical relationship (number pattern) and its graphical representation. Students are encouraged to 'spot the hidden rule' and to express it algebraically. They can then self-check their answer by plotting the 'rule' as a function.
In addition, by classifying their results at the end of the lesson and looking for similarities in the functions, students can identify the effects of the different parameters on the function.