Begin your early maths mastery journey in Pre-K or Kindergarten with this Pattern unit of work. Pattern is at the heart of mathematics and the comprehensive unit will encourage your students to notice, explore and generalise patterns in a fun and age-appropriate way. Particularly good for back to school or fall as students move into Pre-K/Kindergarten.
The unit includes a range of activities, as well as maths inputs and small group work. Inputs and activities are carried out in mixed-ability groups so that all children are exposed to the same rich language and ideas. There is a great deal of variation, scaffolding and over-learning to enable all children to “keep up”. Lots of opportunities for challenge are presented. Some of the extensions are beyond the scope of many Pre-K students, however, they are included to enable you and your staff to cater for gifted students and also understand how to extend children as they move through the learning journey.
This resource includes:
· A comprehensive planning document
· A suggested long-term maths mastery plan
· Key ideas and common misconceptions
· A focus activity for the unit of work
· A range of independent activities and notes on progression
· Question prompts for adults working with the children
· ‘Keep up’ support ideas
· Greater depth challenge ideas and suggested extensions
· A resources file for printing to support the unit’s activities.
I've had wonderful feedback about our maths mastery approach in school:
"I just wanted to take the opportunity to say how impressed I’ve been with Molly’s progress in maths this year. Her understanding of it all and the connections she is making has really blown me away so thank you for all your input!"
"It's hard to spot the less able children in this class. You will have a significant proportion of children working at greater depth by the end of the year."
Local Lead Practitioner
I love teaching maths this way and I hope you do too!
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