1. Topic Of Lesson Plan

Identifying relative Value of Pattern Blocks, and Covering Designs
with Pattern Blocks



2. Lesson Content

M 3.5.1Geometry, M3.5.3Geometry, M3.7.1Problem Solving, M 3.7.2Problem
Solving, M3.7.3 Problem solving estimation



3. Goals And Expectations

1. Students will understand behavior expected when working with
pattern blocks
2. Students will practice manipulating shapes to fit specific boundaries.
3.Students will use higher order thinking skills such as analyzing,
applying, and evaluating during this exercise. 


4. Objectives

1. Students will review shapes
2. Students will use problem solving techniques such as process of
elimination
3. Students will estimate. 


5. Materials and Aids

Saxon Math handouts
Pattern Blocks
overhead 


6. Methods Used and Procedures

A. Introduction
Explain that today we will be working in pairs with pattern blocks. 


B. Development
(This is role modeled on overhead)
1. Review shapes
2. Review largest to smallest
3. Students will then begin to practice covering one block with several
others. 


C. Practice
1. Review value
2.Assign value to different blocksgreen triangles 1$,
"What is the value of the blue parallelogram pattern block?" (2$)
3. Continue on through the remainder of the blocks.
3. What is the value of...?
How do you know this? 


D. Independent Practice
1. Hand out 102
2."What do you think you are to do on this sheet?"
(ask students to estimate which pattern block will have the greatest
and least value?)
3.Remember to trace each block.
4. Find the value of each design. You will use 5 blocks for each design.
(we will do the first one together)
5. Student will do the following four with their partner. 


E. Accommodations For Students
Student will sit with the two students that will need help reading
the board and handout. 


F. Checking for understanding
1.Asking questions through out lesson.
2.Moving around room to observe student work
3.Assignment when completed. 


G. Closure
1.Checking our estimations
2.Coloring Pattern blocks to match manips. 


7. Evaluation

1.Going over values of each design
2.Talking about our estimations.
3. Math Center Activity 


