- Given objects in a geometric pattern, describes the numeric progression.
- Given a situation and asked to generate data for a t-chart, children build each column separately, by counting or skip counting.
Help your student become a(n) Numeric Patterner
Activities support a substantial advance from simple repeating patterns to understanding patterns that change (growing patterns--the simplest of which are "stairs" from 1 to 10, and then others such as triangular numbers). That is, patterns do not just repeat, but change in number. Discuss the patterns, challenging children to translate between geometric and numeric representation of each series.
Growing Patterns 2
Growing Patterns 1