Patterns Unplugged: Reusing Recipes

Age: 7-11 years

Type: Unplugged

Curriculum Links to: D&T

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RESOURCE OVERVIEW:

In this unplugged activity pupils spot patterns in pairs of similar recipes to identify common steps that they can reuse in new recipes that they create. Example sets of simple recipes are provided on how to make sandwiches, pizza and milkshakes. The emphasis of this activity is on pupils thinking what is the same, what is different and are there general common elements that they can reuse.

PUPIL OBJECTIVES:

  • I can say what is the same.
  • I can say what is different.
  • I can what I can reuse in a new version.

TEACHING ASSESSMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Informal teacher assessment of pupils during main task and plenary. Focus on pupils thinking what is the same, what is different, thinking of what can be reused.
  • The pattern challenges can be marked after the lesson, but bear in mind these were created by pairs of pupils.

LESSON TIMING: 25 min