- An infant makes squealing and cooing noises in response to anticipation of a known item (i.e., bottle) in a routine.
- A toddler recognizes patterns in a story or song.
- An infant can recognize patterns naturally through a playful sing-song voice
Help your student become a(n) Intuitive Patterner: Foundations
Although understanding mathematical patterns can be challenging, children are naturally sensitive to patterns in their life, such as actions, behaviors, music and rhythms, visual displays, and so forth. Experiences throughout the day, with songs, books (Brown bear, brown bear, etc.), dancing, routines, designs (e.g., stripped shirt), and noticing when appropriate that they are in patterns, builds a foundation for explicit knowledge of mathematically defined patterns.