Lesson Plan Mosaic Tiles

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Lesson Plan Mosaic Tiles

Lesson Plan: Mosaic Tiles

    Concept: To gain a better understanding of patterns and relate patterns to the

    native culture.

    Activity: Student will create their own mosaic tiles and explain their pattern to

    the class.

    Questions: Patterns are part of everyday, what patterns can you think of?

     What number patterns can you think of?

     Could these patterns be incorporated into your mosaic tile?

    Materials: About a 4” by 4” wooden square for each student

     Mosaic tiles


    Prerequisite skills: Understanding of the variety of patterns

    Suggestions: It helps to have the students trace their wooden square on a piece of

    paper and create their design in the square. The students can then

    glue on their pattern row by row.

    Procedure: Give each student a wooden square and a baggy full of mosaic tiles.

    The students will design their own pattern. Have the students glue

    their mosaic tiles on their wooden square. When finished, the

    students should write a two page report on patterns that are part of

    their everyday life and explain their pattern of their mosaic tile. Discussion: It is good to discuss the variety of patterns, from numbers to daily


    Follow-Up Activities: Have the students make a beaded design on leather, make bracelets or

    necklaces, and move onto mathematical patterns.

    Assessment Plan: Give the students a picture of a pattern from their culture have the

    students explain it in one paragraph. Show the students a power

    point of various patterns. The students will then pick a picture and

    write one or two paragraphs about the pattern. The writing sample

    should also include one paragraph about where else patterns show-up

    in their culture and daily lives. (The power point is included at the


    Additional Activities: Have the students make paper quilts. Also see additional worksheet

    about number patterns.

    Name _____________________________

     Number Patterns

    Complete the following patterns by adding an additional three numbers.

    1. 1,2,3,4,5,;

    2. 2,4,6,8,;

    3. 1,3,5,7,;

    4. 0,1,3,6,10,;

    5. 1,2,4,8,;

    6. 0,1,4,9,16,;

    7. 8,4,2,;

    238. x,x,x,;

    6429. y,y,y,;

    10. This series has a special name, do you know it? 0,1,1,2,3,5,;

    11. 9,27,81,;

    12. 3,1,4,1,5,;

    Write a formula for in terms of the previous terms for 1-12. Try to write in terms of aann

    only if possible, specify . The first one is done for you as an example. aa0013. or where aa;1aa;n1a1nn1n00












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