The students will create different types of patterns
II. State Standards:
III.A. Recognize, describe, extend, and create a wide variety of patterns
III.A.1 The students will identify, describe, and extend a repeating relationship (pattern) found in common objects, sounds, movements
Skittles (colored candy)
IV. Step-by-Step Procedures
I usually introduce a pattern by using different calendar pieces. In my classroom we learn a new pattern every month.
To help the students learn the pattern and practice making the pattern I use skittles and unfix cubes.
Students make the pattern with skittles, a fun activity that they can do and then look forward to eating the skittles once they have created their pattern.
Then have the students create a pattern using unfix cubes and then copying the pattern onto the pattern sheet.
At the bottom of the pattern sheet I have the students write the color words to help them learn to read and spell the color words.
Once the students have made their own pattern, it is fun to allow them to share their pattern with the class and tell what type of pattern it is.
They use beads and a string to make a pattern necklace. The necklace is a great reminder for the students.
V. Assessment: I assess the students on the pattern they made. I always ask them what type of pattern they made and have them show me where it repeats. The pattern sheet the students fill out is also a great way to assess.
I can make an ABC pattern
with unifix cubes.
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