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Ask the students to close their eyes and think about any animal. Then have them think of the animal as a baby. What did it look like? What does it look like as it grows? What does your animal look like as an adult? Have students open their eyes and explain that today they are going to use patterns to explore how a certain animal changes.
Weiss, D. F. (2005). Keeping it real: The rationale for using manipulatives in the middle grades. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle Grades, Volume 11 (Issue 5), Page 238-242.
Learning is social. Students need to be given the opportunity to talk about the processes they are learning. As they answer and ask questions, explain their thinking, and articulate their thought processes, students create a new understanding of how math works, and what is right and wrong. This communication can even positively shift their understanding.
Smith, B.L., & MacGregor, J.T. (1998). What is collaborative learning? In K.A. Feldman and M.B. Paulsen (eds.) Teaching and Learning in the Classroom (2nd. ed., pp.585-596). Boston, MA: Pearson Custom Publishing
As students work in small groups, the use of manipulatives will stimulate conversation. It allows students who cannot think abstractly yet to see what is happening. Manipulatives can be an effective tool for students to use in constructing ideas and communicating with each other.
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