The Learning Goals for this unit are to:
- Describe, extend, compare, and draw repeating patterns and increasing patterns.
- Create new patterns.
- Talk about a pattern rule.
- Use 2 attributes to make a pattern.
You can help your child achieve these goals by using some of the following activities at home
- With your child, look around your home for patterns. Ask your child to draw a picture to represent each pattern.
- Have your child use spoons (large and small) to make a pattern 2 different ways. Ask: “How are the patterns the same? How are they different?”
- Make a pattern (plate, spoon, mug, spoon) and repeat the core 3 times. Remove some items and ask your child, “What’s missing?” Then ask, “Where does the next spoon go?"
- Look around your home with your child for patterns. Ask your child, “Is this an increasing pattern? Why (or why not)?”
- Ask your child, "How many socks would we need for everyone in our family?" Then collect a pair of socks for everyone, and count the socks.
- With your child, make an increasing pattern using crayons, markers, stickers, pencils, or other favourite items. Change the order of objects and make another pattern.