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Standards for the lesson plan
Algebra: What's My Rule?

These standards and benchmarks are from McREL's online database, Content Knowledge: A Compendium of Standards and Benchmarks for K-12 education (4th edition, 2004) (http://www.mcrel.org/standards-benchmarks/.) 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 problem-solving process
Grades 3-5

Benchmark 1: Uses a variety of strategies to understand problem situations (for example, discussing with peers, stating problems in own words, modeling problem with diagrams or physical objects, identifying a pattern)

Benchmark 4: Uses trial and error and the process of elimination to solve problems

Benchmark 8: Understands basic valid and invalid arguments (for example, counter examples, irrelevant approaches)

Standard 6: Understands and applies basic and advanced concepts of statistics and data analysis
Grades K-2

Benchmark 2: Understands that one can find out about a group of things by studying just a few of them

Standard 8: Understands and applies basic and advanced properties of functions and algebra
Grades K-2

Benchmark 1: Recognizes regularities in a variety of contexts (for example, events, designs, shapes, sets of numbers)