Subject: Math

Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins

Topic: Operations & Algebraic Thinking; Analyze Patterns and Relationships of Ordered Pairs

Grade Level: 5

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Students will create a numerical pattern using a given rule and apply to generate ordered pairs. Students will explain the relationship between the numbers.

Know Before You Start: This lesson would be useful after an introduction to numerical patterns and ordered pairs.

Hook: Read and discuss the sample comic. What rule is Professor McBean’s machine following?  Use the table linked in the Resources section to show the ordered pairs depicted in the comic.


  • Students will discuss and explain the relationship between the x and y in an ordered pair.

  • Students can practice generating ordered pairs using two given rules e.g., starting with 0, add 4 and starting with 0, add 6.

  • Using the sample comic and the table as a guide, students will depict three ordered pairs in a comic. Students will explain the relationship between the numbers. in the final frame. 

  • If time allows, have students generate another comic with a different numerical pattern.

Closure: Students will partner up with a classmate and check their partner’s work.


  • Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.

  • Allow students to create their own in their home language.

  • Allow students to work with a peer model.


  • Comic to print or display: Comic.

  • Scrap paper would be helpful for students.

  • Pairs Table.

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