Jingle Dresses

Ashley Pennington and Harley Weston

 

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Subject Area:

Mathematics

Strand:

Patterns & Relations

Grade Level:

Six

Content (topic)

Exploring Patterns and Equations

WNCP:

Outcome P6.3:

Extend understanding of patterns and relationships by using expressions and equations involving variables.

Indicators:
  1. Generalize an expression that describes the relationship between the two columns in a table of values.

  2. Write an equation to represent a table of values.

Lesson Preparation  

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Presentation 

Development

  • Tell your students about the origin of the jingle dress as described in the references or have them explore the websites themselves. Show your students one of the videos on YouTube of dancers performing the Jingle Dress Dance.
  • Two videos are in the references but YouTube contains many more.
  • If possible show the students a jingle dress or a jingle.
  • Have the students complete the activity sheet .

References:  

References

http://www.tpt.org/powwow/womjingle.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jingle_dress

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZFefZKlR3g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iCNVcxEs9U

 

 

 

 

 

Activity Sheet

Ms. Wesaquate's class is going to make jingle dresses for use at the Standing Buffalo Powwow. They can buy jingles in packages of 100 for $5 per package. It will cost $13 to ship their order to them.

  1. Make a table that shows the total cost if they order 1, 2, 3 and 4 packages of jingles.

  2. In words, describe the pattern in the table.

  3. Write an expression to represent the pattern in the table.

  4. Test that your expression works for 7 packages.

  5. Ms. Wesaquate has $78 to spend on the jingles. How many packages can she order?

  6. If the cost of shipping goes up to $14, how will your answers to parts a to e change?