By the end of this lesson, students will be able to identify and understand number patterns.

Materials

Whiteboard and markers

Large sheets of paper and pens

Numbers 1-100 (or larger, if available)

Warm-up

Ask students if they have ever noticed that some numbers seem to repeat themselves, like 5, 10, 15, 20, etc.

Write these numbers on the board and ask students if they can think of any other numbers that follow this pattern.

Write their examples on the board (e.g. 25, 35, 45, etc.).

Direct Instruction

Tell students that this pattern of numbers that repeat themselves is called a number pattern.

Ask students if they can think of any other number patterns. Write their suggestions on the board (e.g. 3, 6, 9, etc.).

Explain that number patterns are a way for us to organize and understand numbers. They can help us to predict what comes next in a series of numbers and even help us to estimate how big a number is without having to count all the digits.

Have students work with a partner to find more number patterns using the dice. Have them write their findings on the board.

Guided Practice

Have students work with a partner to find more number patterns using the dice.

As a class, organize the number patterns into different categories (e.g. even numbers, prime numbers, etc.).

Have students work with a partner to identify the number patterns in a series of numbers written on the board.

As a class, discuss the patterns and trends that are present in the numbers.

Independent Practice

Have students choose a number to focus on and create a number pattern using the dice.

Have students create a graph to display their number pattern, and explain how it is consistent with the number they chose to focus on.

Encourage students to share their number patterns and graphs with the class.

Closure

Review the steps for creating a number pattern using the dice and ask students to share any additional patterns they created during independent practice.

Ask students to share any insights they gained about number patterns during the activity.

Assessment

Observe students during the independent practice to assess their understanding of number patterns and their ability to create a number pattern using the dice.

Collect and review students' "My Number Pattern" sentences to assess their understanding of the concept and their ability to create a pattern using real numbers.

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