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## Strange Elevators: Creating and Extending Patterns Lesson Plan

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Lesson Plan #: AELP-ATH0022
Written by: Jami Ann Summa

Victory Villa Elementary
Baltimore, MD

Date: November 1996

Subject(s):

• Mathematics/Arithmetic

Objectives

A. Instructional Objective

• To recognize a pattern.
• To create a pattern and extend it.
• To observe how patterns can be similar and different.
• B. Behavioral Objective

• TSW examine patterns and determine what comes next in the pattern.
• TSW utilize a 100’s chart to help him visualize the pattern.
• TSW determine what the selected patterns have in common.
• Materials

• 100’s charts
• Index cards and pencils.
• Elevator page-make a ditto. Draw an elevator. This is a strange elevator because it only stops on certain floors. The floors make a pattern. Create a pattern and encourage the children to work with a partner in order to find the next seven floors.
• Procedure

A. Motivation

• Have the children examine two patterns written on the board. 5, 10, 15, ___, ___ and 7, 12, 17, ___, ___

or

3, 6, 9, ____, ____ and 2, 5, 8, ____, ____

• Ask the children what the patterns have in common?
• Have them write their ideas on an index card and share it with a partner.
• Have 2 volunteers complete the patterns on the board.
• Ask the class to respond, Agree or Disagree.
• Discuss the patterns.
• B. Development

• Before handing out the assignment, give the directions.
• Give the background details about the elevator and what the children are suppose to do.
• Tell the children to work with someone sitting next to them.
• Provide 100’s charts to help the child visualize the pattern.
• When finished, go over responses.
• Have the children flip the elevator page over. Each child should create 2 new patterns. Have them exchange their papers with a partner.
• The partners should extend the new patterns and return it the child who created it for checking.
• Conclusion and Assessment

• Have the children share their patterns with the class.
• Collect the papers for further assessment.