Exploring Patterns

 

Recognizing and exploring patterns make it easier for children to see relationships and understand concepts. Experiences with sorting and classifying may help with the learning of patterns. Kids can group/sort by colour, size or shape then they can make patterns by alternating two types (ABAB patterns) then three (ABC ABC) and more.

 

We can practise patterns in many ways:

 


People (1 stands, 1 sits, 1 stands; hand up, hand down, hand up)


- Colour (red, red, blue, red, red, blue)


- Shape (square, rectangle, triangle, square, rectangle, triangle)


- Object (leaf, stone, stick, leaf, stone)


- Action ( clap, snap, clap, snap)


- Music (beat, beat, beat, pause, beat, beat, beat, pause)


- Size (big, small, big, small)

 

 

 

Useful questions: 

 

Can you make a line of cubes just like mine? Which cube comes next? How do you know? Can you finish the pattern? Can you make a new pattern using the same materials?  What other materials could you use to make the same pattern? 

 

I created a Peppa and George Math worksheet to practice ordering, sorting and patterning with them. You can download it from here: 

 

 

Peppa and George Math 

 

 

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