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# CONCERT

#### Family Involvement

Resources for parents to support their children to improve literacy: texttalklessons

Homework support checklist: homework_checklist

Parent/teacher conference questions: parent_teacher_questions

#### Tessellations Project

Start by showing the students what tessellations are so they can begin with the end in mind and have a context.

scope_and_sequence

Extensions for this (can be done at this time or after the entire lesson is completed).

NCTM lesson on patterns.

From Mathwire

Patterns worksheet 1

Patterns worksheet 2

Patterns worksheet 3

3. Identify symetry

symmetry example

symmetry_worksheet

Extensions

NCTM lessons on symmetry

Mathwire lesson

4. Color rhombi (attributes–thick, med, thin; different colors; vertical, horizontal and diagonal)

Geometric shape patterns

Rhombus maker

Extensions

Learnzillion

5. Sort and organize cut-out colored rhombi. Build hexagons with them using patterns of color and line gradations.

Extensions

NCTM Tessellations

NCTM Lessons

6. Create a tessellation with the colored rhombi. Students should view each others and reflect on them.

viewer reflections

7. Have students record tessellations they see in daily life. Go on a walk and record, or have them record for a week. Add tallies together and graph.

tesselationwalksheet

tally_sheet_totals

Extension

Research tessellations in the real world

MC Escher

Quilts

More extensions: (You can have some students look through this link to find fun lessons.)

#### Place Value

Start with the presentation to give the big picture. Get comfortable with how to present the big picture to students using the power point. (You can use students to help with this if you have some real geeks in the program.)

ComputerPlaceValue Power Point slides

scope_and_sequence_computers

1. Vocabulary vocab_worksheet_computers
2. Identifying Patterns identifying patterns
3. Converting numbers from base 2 to 10 and base 10 to 2. (Use the cheat board that tells place values for base 2.)

converting base 10 to 2
converting base 2 to 104. Use magnets to set up an ASCII code for a letter. Let students read it with a magnet.

ASCII code worksheet

5. Create a letter using Connect 4. Have students write the bitmap code for the letter.

Bitmap