# Perfect Patterns

Subject: Math

Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins

Topic: Operations and Algebraic Thinking; Generate and Analyze Patterns

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Students will create and explain their own number patterns and rules.

Know Before You Start: Students should have experience identifying and following rules for patterns.

Hook:

• Read and discuss the sample comic.
• Do you notice a pattern?
• Can you determine the rule for the pattern?
• Discuss how you determined the rule.
• What would the next two numbers in the pattern be?

Activity:

• Have students choose a rule to follow when creating a number pattern.

• Have students start with a number of their choice and follow their rule to generate the next five numbers in the pattern on a piece of scrap paper.

• Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create their own five-panel comic introducing a pattern and a rule. The characters in the comic should explain how the rule works.

Closure:

• Have students share their comics with a partner.
• Partners will check each other’s work to make sure their rules were followed correctly.

Differentiation:

• Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
• Allow students to use the voiceover feature to read their comics aloud.
• Provide a pattern rule for students as needed.

• Provide sentence frames as needed.

• Allow students to work in pairs or groups as needed.

Resources:

• Comic to print or display: Comic.

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