Author:
Drew Polly
Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan
Level:
Upper Primary
Tags:
  • Cl8Lesson
  • Pattern Analysis
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    G4 C8 Lesson- Cutting Strings

    G4 C8 Lesson- Cutting Strings

    Overview

    Students will explore patterns by looping a string and determining how many pieces there will be based on the number of cuts made.  Students will create a table for the pattern and analyze the features of the pattern to determine the rule for the pattern.  Students will use a model to consider explicit thinking (what is happening across the columns) versus recursive thinking (down the table columns). 

    Students will explore patterns by looping a string and determining how many pieces there will be based on the number of cuts made.  Students will create a table for the pattern and analyze the features of the pattern to determine the rule for the pattern.  Students will use a model to consider explicit thinking (what is happening across the columns) versus recursive thinking (down the table columns).