Students will see relationships between variables and functions in order to solve equations.
Provide repeated exposure to the concepts of patterns, variables,
and functions in order to provide multiple opportunities for students
to see and describe relationships.
About 30 tiles for each student
One "hundreds" chart for each student: Here
is blank to print-out for students, in .pdf format
or use an online, interactive version
Student Observation and Reflection Journal
- a computer with online access
equations to solve (see below)
Up to one hour
of direct instruction , then students self-pace their exploration of the hundreds chart and online practice/quizzes throughout the week.
- Using tiles, markers and "hundreds" charts, students create patterns which "grow" by the same factor.
- See Prentice Chapter 2: Algebra: Patterns and Variables practice/quizzes
Discuss problems completed.
In having each student complete online activities, the teacher will
be able to monitor whether or not students are able to apply the
vocabulary to the manipulation of symbols.
Students invent more patterns and describe them in their journals
Teacher uses transparency tiles to make patterns on the overhead projector. Class discusses patterns.