Template Library

## Template Library Categories

• to increase student participation in math lessons
• to assess student proficiency and mathematical understanding of concepts and skills

## Patterns & Algebra Templates

• Magic Pot Workmat for students to use in sheet protectors as a follow-up to reading Two of Everything, a humorous introduction to functions and function machines.   This mat is also used to record input and output numbers in the Guess My Rule game.
• Magic Pot Mat: use with linking cubes of two colors to reinforce in/out and rule.
• Function Machine Template can be placed in a sheet protector so that students can use dry-erase markers to play the game by recording input/output numbers, then erasing when they switch places.
• Generic 3-column Function Template
• Function: Table & Graph Template for student use in sleeve protectors to provide template for students to create a table of values and graph the values on the coordinate plane.
• Integer Mat Template: use with 2-color counters to concretely develop the positive-negative charge model of integers.

## Discrete Math Templates

• Pascal's Pumpkins   encourages students to look for patterns in Pascal's Triangle.   The handout develops awareness of this important mathematical pattern through this timely seasonal activity.   Students who take higher math courses will meet Pascal again in many different applications, including probability.   This handout is an outgrowth of the Rutgers Discrete Math Institute.
• Pascal's Penguins - 1 introduces primary students to a small version of Pascal's Triangle in this simple patterning activity.
• Pascal's Penguins - 2 introduces a larger version of Pascal's triangle and encourages students to identify the different patterns within the triangle and use these patterns to fill in the missing penguin numbers.
• Pascal's Hearts is a Valentine's Day application of Pascal's Triangle.