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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Patterns, and supports the standard of identifying arithmetic patterns and explaining them using properties of operations. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

Display this image from the movie (timestamp 1:15):

• What do you notice about the number line?
• What do the arrows represent?

Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE

Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS

Assign Patterns Challenge and Quiz, prompting students to apply essential literacy skills while demonstrating what they learned about this topic.

Step 4: DEEPEN and EXTEND

Students express what they learned about patterns while practicing essential literacy skills with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student needs.

• Make-a-Movie: Produce a tutorial that explains how to find a rule for a number pattern.
• Make-a-Map: Identify the steps to solving a problem using a number pattern.
• Creative Coding: Code a math problem that involves identifying a number pattern, then challenge a classmate to solve.

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Related BrainPOP Topics: Deepen understanding of number patterns and their applications with these topics: Adding and Subtracting Integers, Multiplication, and Computational Thinking.

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### Lesson Plan Common Core State Standards Alignments

Filed as:  3-5, BrainPOP, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.5