Discussion, questioning and reasoning are important aspects of pattern formation. Recognising pattern formations helps with the development of sound mathematical reasoning and quick calculation ability. The following suggestions and printable worksheets will create interest, learning and fun. Suggestions given here offer Teachers many interactive ideas suitable for working with large groups of students. The ideas are also great for working one on one with individuals, or when using helpers to oversee the activities.
The activities are structured to be challenging for different ability levels and use basic classroom, household and environmental materials.