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3-5

Students begin their study of growing patterns by making linear
patterns with pattern block shapes using several pattern cores. They
extend a partner’s pattern and find the missing element in a pattern.### Patterns on Charts

3-5

Students find, record, and analyze patterns on hundred and
multiplication charts. They also use an online calculator to generate
patterns and then record the patterns on a chart.### Growing Patterns

3-5

Students use numbers to make growing patterns. They create, analyze,
and describe growing patterns and then record them. They also analyze a
special growing pattern called Pascal’s triangle.### Looking Back and Moving Forward

3-5

In this final lesson of the Unit, students use logical thinking to create, identify, extend, and translate patterns. They make patterns with numbers and shapes and explore patterns in a variety of mathematical contexts.### Exploring Other Number Patterns

3-5

Students analyze numeric patterns, including Fibonacci numbers. They also
describe numeric patterns and then record them in table form.### Stability in Numbers

3-5

In this lesson, students apply their knowledge of addition equations to create number sentences using an electronic balance tool.### Petals Around the Rose

3-5

A puzzle involving five dice and a non-standard pattern is used to promote problem-solving skills.### Chairs Around The Table

3-5

Students investigate the number of chairs that can be placed around an arrangement of square tables. Three related problems in this lesson yield different linear relationships for students to discover.### Comparing Heights to Explore Linear Measurement

Pre-K-2, 3-5

Students often view linear measurement as a procedure in which a number is simply read off a ruler. The goal of this lesson is to have students gain experience in linear measurement by using a variety of measuring instruments to measure the heights of classmates, to discover the error inherent in measurement, and to search for patterns in data that are represented on a table. In this lesson, students compare results of measuring the same height using different methods, and discuss measurement error. They measure the heights of classmates and the heights of older students in their school, and construct a table of height and age data. The lesson is also designed to serve as a springboard for a second lesson in which students relate measurement to algebra and data analysis concepts. ### Analyzing Changes in Height as a Function of Age

Pre-K-2, 3-5

A key goal for instruction on algebra at the elementary level is to analyze change, and to understand how change in one variable can relate to change in a second variable. The goal of this lesson is for students to explore how changes in students’ ages relate to changes in their heights.