The aim of the study is to investigate the Turkish middle grade students' performances in mathematical pattern tasks. It also aimed at revealing the differences in students' performances in terms of their grade level and pattern presentation contexttable, shape, word problem and numeric sequences. The study was conducted with two sixth, two seventh, and one eighth grade class from a private school located in the district of Cankaya in Ankara, Turkey. This study is a descriptive study which is aimed to describe some characteristics of the current sample. To collect the data a "mathematical pattern achievement test" (MPAT) was used. (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.