A collection of ready to go, engaging, and classroom tested pattern activities and worksheets that help build a strong math foundation by recognizing and understanding the purpose and power of patterns. Perfect for math stations and centers. Different levels of activities to handle a variety of math learners. Most are hands-on!
How can I use this product?
The collection includes activities to introduce, reinforce, or review patterns in a whole class setting, small groups through centers, as well as individual seat work with worksheets. I use it at the beginning of the year for my 2-4th grade math classes.
What is included?
The 43 page PDF file includes:
1-3 Pages on cover page, copyright info, and table of contents
Whole Class Activities
p. 4 Pattern Party
p. 6 People Patterns
p. 7 Clapping Patterns
p. 8 Hand Shake Patterns
p. 9 Share the Licorice
p.10 Find the Sums
p. 11 Toothpick Triangles
p. 13 Squares make Squares
p. 15 Pattern of Squares
p. 17 Block Patterns A/B/C
p. 21 Growing Triangles
p. 23 Ice Cream Combinations
p. 29 Skip Count Patterns
p. 32 My Favorite Patterns
3 pages of Geometric Patterns
3 pages of Number Patterns with 3 pages answer keys
1 page QR Codes & Links to online pattern games
How many combinations of double scoop ice cream cones can you make with 31 flavors? With one flavor you will have one combination. With two you will have 3 combinations. Continue, do you see a pattern?
Other materials required for some of the activities:
Various pattern manipulatives, such as pattern blocks, toothpicks, counters, tiles, chips, etc.
Is this available in a bundle as well?
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What standards are addressed?
Common Core Standards
CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7 Look for and make use of structure.
Mathematically proficient students look closely to discern a pattern or structure. Young students, for example, might notice that three and seven more is the same amount as seven and three more, or they may sort a collection of shapes according to how many sides the shapes have.