Today we started learning about input and output machines in patterning. An input/output machine is simply a number of operations that can help to generate a table of values. For example, if I input a "1", I might get a "3" as the output.
We looked at creating tables using the operations and we also looked at how to figure out the operations by examining the table. Here is a video I created to assist students in better understanding how to use input/output machines and to figure out the operations. We will continue working on this tomorrow.