LESSON PLAN

COMPARISONS

Curriculum Area: Mathematics

Grade Level: 1 and up                    Age Level: 6 and up

Major Learning Outcomes Correlation to NCTM standards

Students find, create, and describe patterns.

The search for patterns is fundamental to mathematics at all grade levels.

Patterns help children see order and make sense of the underlying structures of things, situations, and experiences.

Patterns help children make predictions.

Students measure geometric figures and visualize and represent shapes. This work leads to generalizations such as formulas for area and perimeter.

 

 

Worksheet: COMPARISONS

Student Name:_____________________Date:_________

 

Lesson plan: COMPARISONS

Curriculum Area:

Mathematics

Grade Level:

1 and up

Age Level:

6 and up

Materials Checklist:

Student worksheet, construction paper, color pencils, and scissors.

Major Learning Outcomes:

Students find, create, and describe patterns.

  • The search for patterns is fundamental to mathematics at all grade levels.
  • Patterns help children see order and make sense of the underlying structures of things, situations, and experiences.
  • Patterns help children make predictions.
  • Students measure geometric figures and visualize and represent shapes. This work leads to generalizations such as formulas for area and perimeter.

Suggested Grouping:

Individual students or cooperative learning groups.

Time required:

One class period.

The Activity:

1. Students make a triangle on the grid.

2. Students make a triangle twice as big and four times as big as the first one.

3. Students do the same with a square.

Last Updated 02/06 I.O.
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