TEK: 3.7 (A & B): Patterns, Relationships, and Algebraic Thinking: TSW use tables, lists, and charts to express patterns and relationships. (A): TSW generate a table of paired numbers based on real life situations such as insects and legs. (B): TSW identify and describe patterns in a table of related number pairs based on a meaningful problem and extend the table.
This lesson introduces the idea of how to look at data and identify the patterns and relationships that exist between numbers.
This powerpoint lesson offers very explicit information about working with t-charts. Students are able to define and identify the components of a t-chart- including input, output, and function.
The activity includes a total of 40 T-charts.
Functions include multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction.
Labels with the name of each operation are included in order to classify the different t-charts.
The answer to each t-chart is included the the notes section of the powerpoint.
The T-chart sort activity fits perfectly into the math workshop model. It can be used over the course of several days.
Day 1: Introduce powerpoint in lesson
Day 2: Students may work in groups to sort t-charts according to function
Day 3: Students identify the function
Day 4 Students extend the table