Students will be able to identify and create sequences, series, and patterns using Brush Ninja animated gif maker.
- Computers or tablets with internet access
- Brush Ninja website
- Whiteboard and markers
- Begin the lesson by asking students if they know what a sequence, series, or pattern is.
- Use real-life examples such as counting numbers or the pattern on a shirt to explain these concepts.
- Introduce Brush Ninja animated gif maker to the class.
- Show students how to create a simple animation using different shapes and colors in sequence or repeating patterns.
- Assign each student to create their own animation that demonstrates either a sequence, series, or pattern.
- Encourage them to use different shapes, colors, speeds of motion and transitions between each frame of their animation.
The assessment for this lesson will consist of the following:
- Student’s ability to demonstrate an understanding of sequences, series and patterns through their created animations using Brush Ninja animated gif maker
- Student’s ability to explain which element(s) of sequences, series or patterns they used in creating their animations
For extension activities:
- Advanced students can work on creating longer animations with more complex elements.
- Students could collaborate in small groups to combine their individual animations into one big project showcasing various types of sequences/series/patterns made by different people in one single story-line/narrative.
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