Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins
Topic: Operations & Algebraic Thinking- Analyze Patterns and Relationships of Ordered Pairs
Grade Level: 5
Generate two numerical patterns using two given rules. Identify apparent relationships between corresponding terms. Form ordered pairs consisting of corresponding terms from the two patterns.
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 (ie 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.