K-12 Teaching and Learning From the UNC School of Education


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Crossed up hundreds board
Students will experience patterns and problem solving on the Hundreds Board.
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–4 Mathematics)
By Karen Bartlett.
Patterns galore!
Students will create patterns using Kidspiration software.
Format: lesson plan (grade Computer/Technology Skills and Mathematics)
By Michele Tipton.
Working with patterns
Students use their knowledge of patterns to discover the remaining members of an established pattern as set forth in the Shodor activity called "Pattern Generator." Permission has been granted for the use of the Shodor materials as part of the workshop- "Interactivate Your Bored Math Students" by Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.
Format: lesson plan (grade 4 Mathematics)
"Chips" ahoy!
This lesson will help children recognize, continue, and create number patterns, as well as find the rules for the patterns. The activities progress from concrete to semi-concrete to abstract.
Format: lesson plan (grade 4 Mathematics)
By Terri Downing.
Making patterns make sense
Students will analyze organizational patterns in analytical writing by reading, Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss. Students will then apply these patterns to their own writing by creating children's books about success.
Format: lesson plan (grade 9–10 English Language Arts)
By Heather Bower.
Meter madness
The students will identify 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 time signatures. They will also identify the down-beat and begin to understand conducting patterns.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6–8 Music Education)
By Alice Barlowe.
Ordinals concentration
Ordinals Concentration is a matching game that provides practice and review identifying ordinal numbers to ten.
Format: lesson plan (grade K Mathematics)
Thematic and organizational patterns in McLaurin's "The Rite Time of Night"
Students will learn to identify and color-code thematic and organizational patterns found in the narrative and then use two-column note-taking to highlight how these patterns helped McLaurin give his story focus and organization. As a suggested follow-up activity, students are given ideas for writing their own narratives, using similar techniques as McLaurin.
Format: lesson plan (grade 9–12 English Language Arts)
By Vickie Smith.
Gingerbread Man Fun
This lesson will allow students to demonstrate sense of beginning, middle, and end of a story. They will also use various objects to create patterns comparing these objects using appropriate vocabulary (small, medium, large).
Format: lesson plan (grade K English Language Arts)
By Rebecca Jones.
Exploring patterns you can feel and hear
The following lesson will enable students to develop tactile and auditory patterns. As students observe, analyze, and make predictions about patterns they will enhance their problem-solving and reasoning skills.
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–4 Mathematics)
By Carlene M. White.
French fries up and down
The students will get hands-on practice working with patterns and translating them to numerical sequences. This lesson reaches visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners all at the same time.
Format: lesson plan (grade 4 Mathematics)
By Annie Nesbitt.
A Ram Sam Sam: A Moroccan tune with a twist
Students will enjoy singing, playing rhythm instuments, reading notations, and performing a Moroccan tune in two different musical styles on student keyboards.
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–4 Music Education)
By Marie Batten.
Finding patterns using fractals
This lesson will introduce students to patterns in fractals using resources of Shodor Education Foundation, Inc. Permission has been granted for the use of the materials as part of the workshop Interactivate Your Bored Math Students.
Format: lesson plan (grade 5–6 Mathematics)
By Wendy Korbusieski.
Valentine heart game
Students will respond to music through singing, moving, playing instruments, and improvisation while integrating first grade math curriculum and Valentine's Day.
Format: lesson plan (grade 1 Music Education)
Mapping election returns, 1960–2008
In Recent North Carolina, page 2.1
A slideshow of maps show results for statewide North Carolina elections in presidential election years from 1960 to 2008. Accompanying questions guide students to explore how voting patterns have changed with time and place.
Format: activity
By David Walbert.
Students will read rhythm notations written on dinosaur shapes, discover how to play two digit number patterns, create their own rhythm patterns and play rhythms on unpitched percussion instruments.
Format: lesson plan (grade 1–2 Music Education)
By Amy Snyder.
Vowel, consonant, vowel your way to better reading
This is a lesson for Secondary Special Education Teachers who teach exceptional children who are reading at the second grade level. Students will learn decoding patterns using vowels and consonants to divide words into syllables in order to sound out the word.
Format: lesson plan (grade 1–2 English Language Arts)
By Julie Wilson.
Rhythm stars
This lesson will introduce the main components of rhythm: quarter, eighth, and sixteenth notes.
Format: lesson plan (grade K–1 Music Education)
By Laura Abernethy.
In The Walking Classroom, page 6
In this lesson plan for fifth grade language arts and science, students learn about meteorology and the forces that create weather patterns.
Format: lesson plan
Practicing multiples using Pascal's Triangle
This lesson will introduce students to Pascal's Triangle. Students will be introduced to the patterns in Pascal's Triangle and complete a 9 level triangle. Then they will color the multiples of specified numbers. This lesson uses resources of Shodor Education Foundation, Inc. Permission has been granted for the use of the materials as part of the workshop "Interactivate Your Bored Math Students".
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–4 Mathematics)
By Bonnie Boaz.