Lower Elementary
Math

Make Me a Pattern!

Pattern recognition and pattern formation are key skills that young children need to be taught. It goes a lot deeper than making a pattern with a string of beads. The skills that develop from working with patterns are used in later life too!
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Make Me a Pattern!
  • Jo Illing says:
    It's good to have different ways to teach pattern to preschoolers. There are lots of different ideas here and I think these would be good ideas to share with parents. Learning needs to continue and be consolidated at home too!
  • Jo Illing says:
    Patterns occur in a child's daily life. From their daily routine to the stripes on their favorite shirt. It is important to encourage children to recognize these natural patterns before moving onto more formal and structured patterns.
  • Jo Illing says:
    pattern recognition is a necessary skill that needs to be carried through to adult life. Studies are showing that children are not taught the skills of pattern recognition in early years and therefore can lack skills needed for all walks of life. It's amazing where pattern and prediction skills are used. Think about it.....
  • Jo Illing says:
    I like this activity as it gets the children up and moving. Not all patterns have to be on paper! It can be adapted for younger or older children and it develops good listening too!
  • Jo Illing says:
    This is another good activity that will engage boys in pattern making. By using something they have a connection with.
  • Jo Illing says:
    Weaving is usually though of as a fine motor activity. Well it's also about patterning! I really love this activity. It could be used with a small group of children encouraging team work or maybe an individual activity. I thought that perhaps children who need a little time out and refocusing could sit and weave!
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BloomBoard Asks:What patterning activities do you include in your class?