Subject: Math
Lesson Length: 30  40 mins
Topic: Operations and Algebraic Thinking; Analyze Patterns and Relationships of Ordered Pairs
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. Have students explain the relationship between the numbers in the final panel.

Have students create their own comic with a different numerical pattern.
Closure:
 Have students work in pairs to check their work.
Differentiation:

Allow students to use the speechtotext feature.

Allow students to create their comic in their home language.

Allow students to work with a peer model.
Resources:

Comic to print or display: Comic.
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