## Ms. Brianne

### Target 1​

###### Lesson Type:

New

Algebra

:

Pattern

Identify and complete a given pattern.

###### 1:

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

###### 2:

Identify a pattern where up to two things are changed in each segment.

2nd

###### Vocabulary:

Pattern, Growing

Activities:

Students:

• Used pattern blocks to build and extend growing patterns.
• Discussed how they knew what would come next

### Target 2

:

###### 1:

Informal introduction to variables.

###### 2:

Explain that symbols can be anything: a question mark, a blank space, a color, a shape. The symbol is just an indication of what needs to be solved.

###### 3:

Look closely at the problem to determine what needs to be solved, it is not always after the =.

2nd

###### Vocabulary:

Variable

Activities:

Students:

• solved number puzzles to figure out the unknown quantity of each shape
• used the quantities to solve equations with shape variables

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