Strand: Patterning & Algebra
Big Idea: Conflict (Poverty)
Curriculum: Determining explicit pattern formulas for linear patterns
Used in a 'three-part' format, students during this lesson explore the concept of linear patterns as well as exploring the social justice issue of Poverty, and specifically hunger. Students are able to explore the concept of linear patterns and how they can help us understand the rate in which people are dying from hunger around the world. During this lesson, students will develop their understanding of Poverty topics, specifically Hunger and how people, worldwide are dying because of it. The lesson embeds inquiry based practices, critical thinking skills (decoding a puzzle), and accountable talk strategies (descriptive feedback using criteria).
Includes the hand out for students along with the lesson plan used to guide students throughout the problem. The task aligns with the Ontario curriculum's Achievement Chart for Mathematics (Easily adaptable to other areas such as Common Core).