# ALEX Lesson Plan

## Find a Pattern Using Children's Literature

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 Author: Joni Briscoe System: Cullman County School: Cullman County Board Of Education
General Lesson Information
 Lesson Plan ID: 5599 Title: Find a Pattern Using Children's Literature Overview/Annotation: Students use the problem solving strategy of "find a pattern" to predict the number of grains of rice Rani (from the book, One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale by Demi) will receive after 30 days. Students use a spreadsheet to illustrate data from the story.
Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):
 Mathematics MA2019 (2019) Grade: 6 5. Fluently divide multi-digit whole numbers using a standard algorithm to solve real-world and mathematical problems. Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: M.AAS.6.5 Apply the concepts of dividing multi-digit numbers without remainders to real-world problems. Mathematics MA2019 (2019) Grade: 6 6. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals using a standard algorithm. Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: M.AAS.6.6 Solve two-factor multiplication problems with products up to 100 (whole numbers only).

Local/National Standards:

Goals: 1) Apply guess and check, find a pattern, draw a diagram and other problem-solving strategies to develop inductive and deductive thinking. 2) Students will algebraically respresent, model, analyze, and solve mathematical and real world problems involving patterns and functional relationships

Primary Learning Objective(s):

Students will apply find-a-pattern and make-a-table strategies in order to solve problems. Students will record data needed to solve a problem expressed in words. Students will explore, describe, and extend patterns. Students will make generalizations about a pattern.