Subject: Math
Lesson Length: 30  40 mins
Topic: Operations & Algebraic Thinking Generate and Analyze Patterns
Grade Level: 4
Objective: Explanation
Standards: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.OA.C.5
Standards:
Generate a number or shape pattern that follows a given rule. Identify apparent features of the pattern that were not explicit in the rule itself.
Brief Description: Students will create and explain their own number patterns and rules.
Know Before You Start: Students should have experience identifying and following rules for patterns.
Hook: Read and discuss the sample comic. Do you notice a pattern? Can you determine the rule for the pattern? Discuss how you determined the rule. What would the next two numbers in the pattern be?
Activity:

Students will choose a rule to follow when creating a number pattern.

Students will start with a number of their choice and follow their rule to generate the next five numbers in the pattern on a piece of scrap paper.

Using the sample comic as a guide, students will create their own 46 frame comic introducing a pattern and a rule. The characters in the comic should explain how the rule works.
Closure: Students will share their comics with a partner. Partners will check each other’s work to make sure their rules were followed correctly.
Differentiation:

Choose pattern rule for students as needed

Provide sentence frames for character conversation.

Allow students to work in pairs.
Resources: Comic to print or display: Comic 1.