Patterns are such and important skill to learn and master.
Included in this product are pattern shapes, making pattern activities, and assessment pages.
Color and black line pages are included for you.
"At first, I was thinking it would be something I couldn't use - our new standards do not even include patterns! However, our new math curriculum does have a chapter on shape patterns! So, really, this is perfect! (We use Every Day Counts for our calendar time and many months the calendar does focus on shape patterns.)
**lots of variety, students can make their own pattern and complete patterns.
**the assessment sheets are comprehensive! Predicting (What will be in the 5th box?) and explaining (How do you know?)
I can see that it can be used in many different ways, besides just creating the patterns
**I could cut out the different shapes and the "headers" and have students sort the shapes by name
**With so many shapes, students could "grab and count" from a pile, then sort and count and record (5 squares, 7 circles, etc.)
**students could choose a shape, then sort on a mat by the attributes - how many sides? how many corners? etc.
**the spinner is a fun idea...I love the chance to teach my kinder-kids how to play games...so many of them come to school never having played a board game!!"