Who needs sleep. It’s been an exciting past couple of months sitting at my desk rebuilding blogs and websites. The only thing more stimulating would be to poke needles in my eyes. I re-created so you can now copy and/or save the patterns. It looks pretty much the same otherwise.

Once again, I want to mention all these good people who have contributed the patterns.

  • David Wees
  • John Golden
  • Kate Nowak
  • Sarah Strong
  • Katie N.
  • Avery Pickford
  • Justin Lanier*
  • Chris Hunter*
  • Simon Gregg
  • Jonathan Newman
  • Henri Picciotto*
  • Don Steward
  • Mary Dooms
  • Nik Doran
  • Chris Robinson
  • Mimi Yang
  • Robert Kaplinsky
  • Austin Otero Rodriguez
  • Michael Pershan
  • Megan Schmidt
  • Mike Lawler
  • Matt Owen
  • Jeffrey Hart
  • Matt Vaudrey
  • Dean Adalian
  • Elaine Watson
  • Kasey Clark
  • Math Curmudgeon

*These folks didn’t really voluntarily contribute, I just stole the pattern off their site.

I’m about 40 patterns behind in updating the answer key. If you had requested and received a key from me via email, then I have a copy of your email and will be sure to send you an updated key.

Please share Visual Patterns often and early. Thank you!!

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  1. Iztchel Skovholt
    Posted September 4, 2014 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This is my first year teaching 8th grade math and I wanted to start with something unique. Visual patterns did just that. This is also my 6th year of teaching and every year I am teaching a new subject. I feel like a new teacher every year, but this year I feel that doing visual patterns once a week will be a keeper.

  2. Posted September 5, 2014 at 5:05 am | Permalink

    This is awesome! Thank you!!!

    Elizabeth (@cheesemonkeysf)

  3. Nancy Kwik
    Posted March 6, 2015 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    I love your blog and website. I follow you on Twitter and use your information often in my room. May I please have a copy of the answer key to your visual patterns. Thank you

  4. Coach T
    Posted March 22, 2016 at 6:15 am | Permalink

    I love Do you have an equation answer key?

  5. Posted March 10, 2017 at 6:48 am | Permalink

    Could I get an answer key?

  6. Heather
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    I love the visual patterns! Can I please get the answer key for my 8th grade math class. Thank you!

  7. Jennifer Beaird
    Posted September 8, 2017 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much for doing this. I love having the links on the right to all those great problems. Beats the heck out of my many bookmarks. I would love to have an answer key to the visual patterns.

  8. Bob M
    Posted September 19, 2017 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    Hi – I’m trying to tutor my niece and would love an answer key to expedite the process. Thanks

  9. Emily Carroll
    Posted November 14, 2017 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    Could I please get an answer key? thank you

  10. Mrs Peters
    Posted February 4, 2018 at 7:24 am | Permalink

    I know this is rather “old”, but could I get an answer key? I have been using this with my Liberal Arts Math classes. The visual/hands on approach seems to help. Now I just need to help them transfer the skills to abstract ideas. Thank you for your hard work.

  11. Mrs Peters
    Posted February 4, 2018 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    I should have read the comments! For those looking for the ANSWER KEY, go to

    Yes, the key link is in this post:

    Then again scroll through comments for the correct link to the key.

    Again, people may not read comments to even get to this post but cheers!

  12. Kristine Jacobson
    Posted September 2, 2019 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    I attended one of your session in May at the Wisconsin Math Council state conference in Green Lake (2019). I want to challenge some of my math learners using visual patterns. Could you please send me the link to the answer key?

    • Amber
      Posted September 11, 2019 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

      me too! that would be great!!! I am teaching 7th grade as a new teacher in New York. Thank you!!!

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