Patterns and FunctionsPORTFOLIO RESPONSE SHEETInstructIn my past experiences, I have found out that some students have misconceptions about what comes next in a growing pattern. One basic growing pattern that I have previously worked with is “doubles.”The class was able to add the numbers using different manipulatives but then getting the class to count by 2’s they were confused as to what should come next.In a repeating pattern:oThe sequence repeats and remains the sameoThere is nothing added to the patternIn a growing pattern:oThe sequence changes every time it repeatsoThe pattern is being increased or decreased by somethingModelWhen isolating the core of a repeating pattern, one has to find out what is being repeated and remaining the same throughout the pattern. In a growing pattern there is a progression being made from one step to the next. In both types pattern types, it is necessary to first look at the beginning of the strand and PracticeRate the instructor on the following aspects. 1 = Detrimental3 = Neutral5 = Highly EffectiveThe instructor:-definition 5 -questions 5 -visual aids 5 -confers with individual students 5-the use of manipulatives 5 -questions with manipulatives 4 -questions of multiple students 3
AssessYour Instructional SequenceI currently work in a pre-kindergarten setting and we have focused on repeating patterns.Introduction- what is a patternSmall group-identify the pattern throughout the classroom, use the students to make patterns Individual activity-give children Fruit Loops and have them make a pattern on their ownClosing activity- review patterns and have students create their own patternsThroughout the day have students do activities that encourage students to use patterns making anecdotal notes on student progress. Evaluate the teacher's instructional sequence. Your EvaluationThe teacher used sound to introduce patterns to the classWhile using sound, the teacher explained how to identify the core of pattern. Students were actively engaged throughout the lessonThe use of the calendar can be seen as the teacher uses it to extend, identify and predict patterns. The teacher used direct instruction to introduce patterns Students used paper and pencil as well as manipulatives to show their understanding of patternsThe teacher went from teaching patterns (concrete) to letting the children apply their own understanding (abstract)At the end of the lesson students created their own patterns and their classmates had to complete their patterns following their rules.Changes to your Instructional SequenceA change that I would make to my instructional sequence is adding a warm-up activity before the introduction. This warm-up activity would find out any previous information that they class may know about patterns.