Mr. Rodney

Target 1​

Lesson Type:

New

Critical Thinking

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Logical Reasoning

Use reasoning to solve logic puzzles.

1:

Use the given information in a problem to identify the correct answer.

2:

Use the given information to determine which is not the correct answer.

3:

Follow given rules to solve problems.

4th

Vocabulary:

Set, Data, Category

Activities:

• Played a game called "Set" which requires players to build a set of 3 cards that satisfy requirements.
• Studied and analyzed cards that portray images with 4 different categories/features--shape, color, shading, and quantity.
• In "Set," students build their 3-card stacks in such a way that each feature, when looked at individually, are all the same or all different.
• Developed strategies for organizing and processessing information given.
• Practiced deductive reasoning to eliminate cards that could not be part of a set.    Home Exploration

Guiding Questions: Absent Students:

Target 2

:

1:

Identify and complete a growing pattern, where something new is added to each segment.

Vocabulary:

Activities:    Home Exploration

Guiding Questions: Target 3

:

1:

Study a given arithmetic sequence to determine what rule explains the sequence (i.e., 2-4-6-8-10…each number is the sequence gets bigger by 2).

2:

Understand that a pattern can be described by stating the rule that it is following.

3:

Write an arithmetic rule to explain a given sequence.

4:

Understand that there are several arithmetic patterns present in Pascal’s Triangle.

4th

Vocabulary:

Pascal's Triangle, Sequence, Pattern

Activities:

• Reviewed the given information to deduce the possible pattern rules that would best determine what numbers would come in the next rows of Pascal's Triangle.
• Studied and discussed the other patterns that could be found within the diagonals.
• Recognized that Pascal's Triangle is symmetrical so only half of of the values need to be solved for.    Home Exploration 