Lesson: Function Tables
- Teacher draws a machine on the white board with in and out doors.
- Teacher says: This is my pattern machine, when I send a number in another number comes out. You have try to guess the pattern the machine is making.
- Teacher draws a number 2 to go into the machine.
- Teacher says: My machine needs to make noise, what should it sound like?
- Student suggests a machine sound.
- Class makes machine sound and teacher writes a new number coming out of the machine: 4.
- Teacher draws a new number 3, students make sound, a new number comes out, 6.
- Continue this until the students have guessed the pattern of the machine.
- Teacher distributes student worksheet. Teacher works on overhead while students on their sheet.
- Teacher models reading the steps to help them figure out the patterns in the first function table.
- On the second function table students read instructions to the teacher while teacher fills out function table.
- Students then work with their table groups or with a partner to continue filling out the function tables.
- After 10 minutes correct answers as a class with students presenting answers.
- Administer exit ticket.
Although this is not a California State Standard, knowing how to detect patterns is a part of algebra which is why I include it in this unit of study. When I introduce this lesson I let students know that algebra is the study of patterns which is what function tables help us do.ï»¿
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