California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
Core Content Standards
Writing, graphing and in table format finding an equation that represents the pattern.
8.F.B.4 Construct a function to model a linear relationship between two quantities. Determine the rate of change and initial value of the function from a description of a relationship or from two (x,y) values, including reading these from a table or from a graph. Interpret the rate of change and initial value of a linear function in terms of the situation it models, and in terms of its graph or a table of values.
8.F.B.5. Describe qualitatively the functional relationship between two quantities by analyzing a graph (e.g., where the function is increasing or decreasing, linear or nonlinear). Sketch a graph that exhibits the qualitative features of a function that has been described verbally.
F.BF. A.1: Determine a function that describes a relationship between two quantities.
F.BF.A.1.A Determine an explicit expression, a recursive process,or steps for calculation from context.
Standards for Mathematical Practice
SMP1: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
SMP7: Look for and make use of structure.