Patterns: Beads under a Blanket - Intermediate and Middle School Grades

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Apply pattern knowledge to bead patterns. The formative assessment lesson provides pupils the opportunity to show what they know about patterns and functions. Learners take a pre-assessment, then build upon their answers at the beginning of the lesson. Groups then work together to analyze different approaches at the same task and how to improve those approaches.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Group class members in heterogeneous groups to allow members to build upon each others' strengths
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes the class has had exposure to patterns or functions depending upon the grade
  • The lesson takes place over a couple of days with the pre-assessment given a few days before the rest of the lesson
Pros

  • Provides suggestions for teacher feedback
  • Includes illustrations to project, making it easier for the class to see
Cons

  • None