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Chapter 1: Patterns in MathematicsHow Many Valentines?INTRODUCTIONMany people think of mathematics as the study of number patterns. Recognizing number patterns is also an important problemsolving skill. Often you can look at many specific examples and discover a broader pattern. Then, you can use that pattern to find a solution to a problem.
THE TASKYour class is exchanging Valentine’s Day cards. You want to find out how many cards are being exchanged by your classmates. Can you discover a number pattern to help you solve this problem?
THE PROCESS
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