Standards for the lesson plan Algebra: Sorting, Representing, and Patterns
These standards and benchmarks are from McREL's online database, Content Knowledge: A Compendium of Standards and Benchmarks for K12 education (4th edition, 2004) (http://www.mcrel.org/standardsbenchmarks/.) The mathematics portion of the database was developed using National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards in addition to other nationally recognized standards documents. Standard 1: Uses a variety of strategies in the problemsolving process Grades K2 Benchmark 1: Draws pictures to represent problems Benchmark 2: Uses discussion with teachers and other students to understand problems Benchmark 4: Makes organized lists or tables of information necessary for solving a problem Benchmark 5: Uses whole number models (for example, pattern blocks, tiles, or other manipulative materials) to represent problems Standard 8: Understands and applies basic and advanced properties of functions and algebra Grades PreK Benchmark 1: Understands simple patterns (for example, boygirlboygirl) Benchmark 2: Repeats simple patterns Grades K2 Benchmark 1: Recognizes regularities in a variety of contexts (for example, events, designs, shapes, sets of numbers) Benchmark 2: Extends simple patterns (for example, of numbers, physical objects, geometric shapes)
