This Depth and Complexity: Patterns unit
focuses on identifying patterns in the world around us.
Patterns are things that our brains naturally seek. Patterns help us make sense out of the things we see and learn.
Children begin looking for patterns early in life. They notice patterns in clothing, shapes, and designs. As students grow, they may deal with more complex patterns such as number patterns, sequencing, order, and relationships. Everything from history to sports to literature to our everyday lives are full of patterns. Our school day is usually full of patterns. We teach the same things at the same time, and we often attend specials in the same sequence.
The Depth and Complexity icons were created by Sandra Kaplan and Bette Gould. The implementation of these icons allows differentiated learning where students can delve deeper and think more complexly about topics. Through the use of these icons, students can master topics. It is important to note that Depth and Complexity is not just for your higher level thinkers, but for all of your students.
In this unit, you will find the following activities and lessons:
Interactive Notebook Activities
Heads Above Game
Master the Patterns Game
Collect Four Pattern Game
Mentor Text Activity
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