Lesson 1: Patterns Are Everywhere!
Questions to Explore
- What is a pattern?
- How do patterns help us make predictions and understand our world?
Facts and Definitions
- Pattern: something that happens in a regular or repeated way and allows us to make predictions about what comes next
- Identify patterns in the real world
- Distinguish between patterns and non-patterns
- Create visual patterns
- colored blocks or Legos
- colored pencils or markers
- glue or glue stick (Option 1)
- images of quilts* (Activity 3 - optional)
- Interactive Notebook
- scissors (Option 1)
* - denotes an optional material that may or may not be needed
This lesson reviews non-number patterns as a foundation for working with number patterns in upcoming lessons and activities. Ask your child what a pattern is and if he can think of any examples of patterns. (If needed, explain that a pattern is something that happens in a regular or repeated way and allows us to make predictions about what comes next.)