Reinforce the importance of understanding patterns in math with a lesson that teaches students to count by 5, 1o, and 100. The lesson reviews place values, and how these are used to determine number patterns. Color-coded charts are used to give students a visual representation of place values and their accompanying patterns. Number lines are also used to give students visual representation of skip counting. This lesson could be used in conjunction with other math lessons related to patterns.
Sample Classroom Procedures:
- Begin by asking students how do you skip? Step, hop, step, hop. Have a student demonstrate. Then explain to students that they will learn how to skip in math with their counting.
- While reading the content pages, reinforce vocabulary and give students additional examples of skip counting problems in order to help them practice the new skill. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
- Introduce the notes on Counting to 1,000 by 5, 10, and 100. Have students practice problems with each number (5, 10, and 100). Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
- Have students practice problems counting with a hundreds board. Practice skipping or jumping to demonstrate the left out or not said numbers when skip counting.
- Follow Activity page with students. Have students work individually on the lace plates. Advanced students could create their own lace plate to exchange with a partner. Have students come up one at a time to place their painted hand on the poster. Once everyone has finished, come back together as a class to write the numbers on the palm and to count all together.
- Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses as a class.
- Distribute the Homework page. Have students check their work at the beginning of the next class.
- In closing, ask students to count (or skip count) starting at a random number in unison.
- Allow for responses and discussion.
Common Core State Standards:
None for Grade 3
Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1 class session
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