Explore Math Patterns in Your Everyday Life
Once you help children to identify and create patterns, they will become pattern-proficient! They'll see patterns everywhere - most exciting are the patterns found in nature. Use these math tools to develop skills for recognizing and recreating patterns. Sorting comes quite naturally to children. If you give them a collection of items with different attributes such as buttons, stones, or plastic counters, they will find ways to sort them. Sometimes, it's our job to help children articulate the different attributes used for sorting. These skills will serve them well for a long time.