# 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. Unpacked Content Evidence Of Student Attainment:Students: Given a context which calls for the division of two whole numbers, Choose the most appropriate strategy for computing the answer. Produce accurate results using a standard algorithm when appropriate. Teacher Vocabulary:Standard algorithm Dividend Divisor QuotientKnowledge:Students know: strategies for computing answers to division mathematical and real-world problems using the standard division algorithm.Skills:Students are able to: Strategically choose and apply appropriate strategies for dividing. Accurately find quotients using the standard division algorithm. Understanding:Students understand that: Mathematical problems can be solved using a variety of strategies, models, and representations. Efficient application of computation strategies is based on the numbers and operations in the problems, The steps used in the standard algorithms for division can be justified by using properties of operations and understanding of place value. Among all techniques and algorithms that may be chosen for accurately performing multi-digit computations, some procedures have been chosen with which all should be fluent for efficiency, communication, and use in other mathematics situations. 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. Unpacked Content Evidence Of Student Attainment:Students: Given a context which calls for complex computation involving multi-digit decimals, Choose the most appropriate strategy for computing the answer. Produce accurate results efficiently using a standard algorithm for each operation when appropriate. Teacher Vocabulary:Standard algorithms (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) Quotient Sum Product Difference Tenths Hundredths Thousandths Ten thousandths Hundred thousandthsKnowledge:Students know: Place value conventions (i.e., a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it would represent in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left). Strategies for computing answers to complex addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems involving multi-digit decimals, including a standard algorithm for each operation.Skills:Students are able to: Strategically choose and apply appropriate computation strategies. Accurately find sums, differences, products, and quotients using the standard algorithms for each operation.Understanding:Students understand that: Place value patterns and values continue to the right of the decimal point and allow the standard algorithm for addition and subtraction to be applied in the same manner as with whole numbers. Mathematical problems can be solved using a variety of strategies, models, and representations. Efficient application of computation strategies is based on the numbers and operations in the problem. The steps used in the standard algorithms for the four operations can be justified by using properties of operations and understanding of place value. Among all techniques and algorithms that may be chosen for accurately performing multi-digit computations, some procedures have been chosen with which all should be fluent for efficiency, communication, and use in other mathematics situations. 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.