What our Number Patterns – Grade 5 lesson plan includes
Lesson Objectives and Overview: Number Patterns – Grade 5 teaches students how to generate patterns using a given rule. You will begin the lesson by asking students where they’ve seen patterns. This can be in general, not necessarily in math. Then you can ask about math patterns specifically, such as skip counting.
The lesson plan provides you with extra suggestions to use, found in the “Options for Lesson” section. One specifically suggests you give different parameters to students based on skill level. This provides a way to differentiate within the class and give extra help to the students who need it.
The two content pages describe the difference between math patterns with properties and those that just follow a rule. For example, “any number times zero equals zero” is a mathematical property. On the other hand, “add eight” is simply a rule. The lesson continues by describing simple and complicated rules. It introduces the idea of the order of operations.
CREATE A NUMBER PATTERN ACTIVITY
The activity worksheet will require students to work with a partner. Each student will write their own number pattern (rule) on an index card. They will write out the first few numbers for their partner. After switching cards, the students will try to guess each other’s patterns. Then they will fill in the blanks once they know the rule.
At the end, students will answer questions about the patterns they looked at. Some will ask about the pattern of a single rule. Others will ask to compare the patterns of the two sets of numbers to each other.
NUMBER PATTERNS – GRADE 5 PRACTICE WORKSHEET
The practice sheet provides several function tables. The students will have to determine the patterns based on the numbers in the table. The tables present both X and Y (input and output) values with which students can learn the rules. The tables get progressively more difficult to test students’ comprehension.
WORD PROBLEM HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT
The homework sheet requires students to analyze a table with two different rules. They will answer questions about each rule and compare them to each other. Afterward, they will have to create a pattern based on a given rule. Finally, they will describe how they came up with their new patterns.