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.

Activity:

  • 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.

Differentiation:

  • 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.

Resources:

  • Comic to print or display: Comic.

  • Scrap paper would be helpful for students.

  • Pairs Table.

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