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Lesson Plan

Patterns - Identify Shapes in Growing Patterns

Kindergarten (K) - Math

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LEARNING TARGET

  • Students will be able to recognize and describe growing patterns of shapes.
  • Students will be able to identify the next shape in a growing pattern.
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LEARNING PROGRESSION

PREREQUISITE SKILL

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EXTENSION SKILL

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DURATION

  • Introduction (5 minutes)
  • Instruction (15 minutes)
  • Guided Practice (15 minutes)
  • Independent Practice (15 minutes)
  • Exit Card Formative Assessment (5 minutes)
  • Closure (5 minutes)

MATERIALS

  • Shapes cutouts (e.g. circle, triangle, square, rectangle, etc.)
  • Whiteboard and markers

VOCABULARY

  • Shape
  • Pattern
  • Growing
  • Pattern
  • Next
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TEACHING RESOURCES

CENTERS & TASK CARDS

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IEP GOAL WORKBOOKS

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WORKSHEET PACKS

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5 AND 1 INTERVENTIONS

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GAMES

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ACTIVITIES

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LESSON INSTRUCTION

INTRODUCTION

  1. Introduce the concept of patterns and ask the students if they know what a pattern is.
  2. Provide examples of patterns they may have seen, such as stripes on a shirt or tiles on a floor.
  3. Display a pattern of shapes on the board and ask the students to identify the pattern.
  4. Ask the students to predict what the next shape in the pattern would be.

INSTRUCTION

  1. Review the different shapes and their names.
  2. Explain what a growing pattern is and provide an example.
  3. Model how to identify the next shape in a growing pattern.

GUIDED PRACTICE

  1. Divide the students into small groups and provide each group with a set of shape cutouts.
  2. Instruct the students to work together to create their own growing patterns using the shapes.
  3. Circulate around the room to provide support and guidance as needed.
  4. Ask each group to share their growing pattern and identify the next shape in the pattern.

    INDEPENDENT PRACTICE

    1. Instruct students to work independently to create their own growing patterns using the shapes.
    2. Monitor students' progress and provide support as needed.

      HOMEWORK

      1. Ask students to find examples of patterns in their environment (e.g. on clothing, in nature, in the classroom) and draw or take a picture of it.
      2. Instruct students to label the pattern and describe it using the vocabulary words they learned in class.

        EXIT TICKET

        1. Display a growing pattern on the board and ask the students to identify the next shape in the pattern.
        2. Provide each student with a whiteboard and marker to write their answer.

          ASSESSMENT

          1. Formative assessments will be conducted during the lesson to monitor students' understanding of patterns and growing patterns.
          2. The exit ticket and progress monitoring assessments will be used to determine students' mastery of identifying the next shape in a growing pattern.

            CLOSURE

            1. Review the concept of patterns and growing patterns.
            2. Ask students to share one pattern they observed in their environment and describe it.
            3. Highlight the importance of being able to recognize patterns and growing patterns, and how it helps us to understand and make predictions in the world around us.

              EXTENSION

              1. Students can create more complex growing patterns using multiple shapes.
              2. Students can create patterns using other objects (e.g. letters, numbers, colors).

              INTERVENTION

              1. For students who struggle with identifying shapes, provide a visual aid or diagram to help them identify the shapes.
              2. For students who need extra support, provide pre-made growing patterns for them to identify the next shape.

              VIDEOS

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              TEACHING TIPS

              1. Use manipulatives, such as shape cutouts, to help students visualize and create growing patterns.
              2. Provide opportunities for students to share and explain their patterns with their peers to reinforce their understanding.
              3. Use real-life examples of patterns to help students make connections and see the relevance of the skill.
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              STUDENT MISCONCEPTIONS

              1. Students may struggle with understanding the concept of a pattern and how it can grow.
              2. Students may have difficulty identifying the next shape in a growing pattern if they are not able to recognize the pattern.
              3. Students may think that any repeating sequence of shapes is a pattern, regardless of whether it is a growing pattern.
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              STANDARD

              Common Core Standard:

              K.CC.C.6 - Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.1

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