Lesson: Determining the Rule in a Numerical Pattern

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Lesson Objective

SWBAT find the rule in a numerical pattern

Lesson Plan

Materials Needed: scrap paper, white board, dry erase markers, pencils, Do Now worksheet, Example Chart, IND worksheet

Do Now (3 -5 min): The teacher passes out the DN worksheet and asks the students to complete it quickly and quietly.
Opening (2 -3 min): Teacher opens by reviewing the answers to the Do Now. The teacher then states the objective, “Today we are going to continue looking at numerical patterns again, but this time the rule will be a little bit more complicated. By the end of the lesson, you will be able to determine the rule in a pattern when the rule involved more than one step.”

Direct Instruction (10 min): Teacher posts the first example from the Example Chart. The teacher should explain that the pattern that is occurring and think aloud about the way to find the rule so that the students can understand the process of seeing the relationship between the numbers. The teacher should call on students to express the relationship between the numbers in their own words.

Guided Practice (6-8 min): The teacher should post the second example from the chart and ask the students to find the rule in small groups of two or three students. When they have finished, the teacher should review their work and emphasize the relationship between the numbers.

Independent Practice (10 min): The teacher gives each student their own worksheet to complete.

Closing (2-3 min): Teacher calls the attention of the students back toward the front of the class to quickly review the answers to the Independent Practice worksheet/ ask what we learned about.

Lesson Resources

DN lesson 6  
EX lesson 6  
IND lesson 6  


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