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Strand: OPERATIONS AND ALGEBRAIC THINKING (5.OA)

Write and interpret numerical expressions (Standards 5.OA.12), and analyze patterns and relationships (Standard 5.OA.3).

Standard 5.OA.3

Generate two numerical patterns using two given rules. Identify apparent relationships between corresponding terms. Form ordered pairs consisting of corresponding terms from the two patterns, and graph the ordered pairs on a coordinate plane. For example, given the rule "add 3" and the starting number 0, and given the rule "add 6" and the starting number 0, generate terms in the resulting sequences, and observe that the terms in one sequence are twice the corresponding terms in the other sequence. Explain informally why this is so.

  • Finding Patterns to Make Predictions
    This activity asks students to identify and contemplate mathematical patterns that we see around us. They are asked to represent them in a table and predict the pattern to the 7th, 9th, and nth terms. NOTE: You have to create a Free PBS Account to view this web page, but it is easy to do and worth the effort.
  • Grade 5 Math Module 6: Problem Solving with the Coordinate Plane (EngageNY)
    In this 40-day module, students develop a coordinate system for the first quadrant of the coordinate plane and use it to solve problems. Students use the familiar number line as an introduction to the idea of a coordinate, and they construct two perpendicular number lines to create a coordinate system on the plane. Students see that just as points on the line can be located by their distance from 0, the planes coordinate system can be used to locate and plot points using two coordinates. They then use the coordinate system to explore relationships between points, ordered pairs, patterns, lines and, more abstractly, the rules that generate them. This study culminates in an exploration of the coordinate plane in real world applications.
  • Grade 5 Unit 7: Geometry and the Coordinate Plane (Georgia Standards)
    Students should be actively engaged by developing their own understanding. Mathematics should be represented in as many ways as possible by using graphs, tables, pictures, symbols, and words. Appropriate manipulatives and technology should be used to enhance student learning. Students should be given opportunities to revise their work based on teacher feedback, Peer feedback, and metacognition which includes self-assessment and reflection. Students need to write in mathematics class to explain their thinking, talk about how they perceive topics, and justify their work to others.
  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking (5.OA) - Fifth Grade Core Guide
    The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and educators around the state of Utah developed these guides for Fifth Grade Mathematics - Operations and Algebraic Thinking (5.OA)
  • Patterns in Pascal's Triangle
    This lesson is designed to show students that patterns exist in the Pascal's Triangle, and to reinforce student's ability to identify patterns.
  • Petals Around the Rose
    This lesson plan involves the playing of a dice game in which students must use problem-solving skills in order to discover the non-standard pattern in the dice rolls.
  • Sidewalk Patterns
    This purpose of this task is to help students articulate mathematical descriptions of number patterns.


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