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Additive & Multiplicative Patterns – Worksheet

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 5 - 6

Recognize the difference between additive and multiplicative numerical patterns given in a table or graph with this worksheet.

Recognize Patterns in Input-Output Tables

Are your students learning to determine missing values or identify input-output tables representing additive or multiplicative patterns? If so, we have the perfect resource for you! This math worksheet encourages students to use their critical thinking skills to answer questions in a fun “This or That” style worksheet. Students have to analyze tables and determine a correct answer, and they also have to put their writing skills to use to justify why they chose a particular answer.

An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy! 

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:

For students who may need a bit of a challenge, encourage them to draw coordinate grids and create a graph for each input-output table. Students can also write equations for each table. 

If there are students who may need additional support, encourage them to verbally justify their reasoning or complete just the “This or That” portion of the worksheet. Additionally, this worksheet can be completed in a 1-on-1 setting or with a small group.

🖨️ Easily Download & Print

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. 

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete. 

To save paper, we suggest printing this 2-page worksheet double-sided. 

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them. 

Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks. 

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This resource was created by Lorin Davies, a teacher in Texas and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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