What does Algebra look like in the early grades?
Teaching algebra to elementary students is a great opportunity for engaging in fun and creative activities. We have developed 32 activities on Patterns and Algebra just for you, the busy teacher. From an early age, learning to recognize patterns and sets creates the foundation for working with algebraic topics. Our Patterns and Algebra activities are designed to assist teachers in laying the necessary groundwork for success in algebra in later years. Our activities help teachers implement new techniques that will enhance student achievement in their classroom. Students will learn how to identify copy, create and extend patterns in a variety of formats.
Our Patterns and Algebra activities will help students to—
Find patterns in numbers such as in a hundred chart.
Use patterns in place value to compare and order whole numbers
Use patterns and relationships to develop strategies to remember
basic addition and subtraction facts. Determine patterns in related
addition and subtraction number sentences.
Generate a list of paired numbers based on a real-life situation
such as number of tricycles related to number of wheels.
Identify patterns in a list of related number pairs based on a real-
life situation and extend the list.
Identify, describe, and extend repeating and additive patterns to
make predictions and solve problems.
The activities can be used to Assess concepts, Introduce concepts, Review concepts, and to help students Retain the concepts that have been taught. Our Math Activities can be used in a variety of ways to “AIRR” out your math curriculum. Section One contains a numbered list of activities. Each activity is explained using a step-by-step process identifying the group size and materials needed to complete the task. Some of the activities have matching activity cards and practice sheets which are found in Section Two, Activity Sheets. The top right side of each set of activity cards, and practice sheet corresponds with the matching activity number. An answer key is conveniently provided in Section Three.
Our math activities are aligned to the following standards:
Common Core Standards
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