Standard 13: Patterns and Relationships

In grades K-4, the curriculum should include the study of patterns and relationships so that students can:
  • Recognize, describe, extend, and create a wide variety of patterns

  • Represent and describe mathematical relationships

  • Explore the use of variables and open sentences to express relationships

  •   Benchmarks 9B (The Mathematical World: Symbolic Relationships)
    Grades 3-5, page 218
    Mathematical statements using symbols may be true only when the symbols are replaced by certain numbers.