As a way of reviewing yesterday's lesson, display the Shape Tool
and model how to make a pattern using this Tool.
After the students have made and recorded the patterns, call them together to describe their patterns.
Now show the Web site, Calculator and Hundreds Board Tool.
Ask a volunteer to enter 2, +, 2, =, =, =, = into the online
calculator and to describe what he or she sees on the calculator
display. Ask another student to describe what happened on the online
hundred chart. [The squares containing 2, 4, 6, etc. will be colored to
correspond with the numbers showing on the online calculator.]
Next, place the students in pairs, and give each pair one copy of the Hundreds Chart and some crayons.
While some students explore patterns online, have the other
students circle the patterns they find on their paper hundred chart.
When the groups have located several patterns, call on volunteers to
describe patterns they found. Encourage the students to find
skip-counting patterns for 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s [a preparation for
multiplication] and the pattern of odd and even numbers. Also encourage
them to notice patterns in the tens and ones places.
For independent practice, give students copies of the Multiplication Chart and ask them to color any number patterns that they notice.
After students have found several patterns, call on volunteers
to read one of their patterns. Then ask what other patterns the
students found. You may wish to have the students record some of the
patterns at the bottom of their charts.