Strand: Patterning & Algebra
Curriculum: Identifying recursive and explicit patterns and formulas
Used in a 'three-part' format, students during this lesson explore the concept of recursive and explicit patterns. Students are able to explore the differences between a recursive pattern formula and an explicit pattern formula. 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).