Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.
Title: Generate and analyze patterns. (Additional Cluster)
Subject: Mathematics - Archived
Domain-Subdomain: Operations and Algebraic Thinking
Students will work in groups to assist a client in purchasing different fish for a fish pond. From a data table, they will need to decide which type of fish and how many fish to purchase according to the size of the each pond. After, they will need to revisit a revised data table to make different selection of fish and calculate costs for the purchase of the fish.
In this lesson, students will determine the perimeter of a train of polygons, for different regular polygons. The accompanying videos (intended audience is teachers) provide segments of an implementation of the lesson.
This lesson is designed to introduce and familiarize students with patterns of shapes, sequences, and tessellations. This lesson provides links to discussions and activities related to patterns and sequences as well as suggested ways to integrate them into the lesson. Finally, the lesson provides links to follow-up lessons designed for use in succession with the current one.
Students begin by reading Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" as an example of how overdevelopment can cause long-lasting environmental destruction. Students discuss how to balance the needs of the environment with the needs of human industry.