# Kindergarten Number Patterns Lesson Plan

## Topic: Number patterns

### Objectives & Outcomes

• 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.