Pattern Recognizer

Recognizes a simple sequential pattern, usually ABABAB, as a pattern, even if doesn't yet name or describe it.


You may see this:

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Other Examples:

  • A toddler engages in pattern recognition as they observe things that repeat in their environments such as colors, shapes, and events (i.e., bathroom tiles that are "this color and other color and this color and other color").
  • A child says, "I'm wearing a pattern" about a shirt with black, white, black, white (and so on) stripes.

Help your student become a(n) Pattern Recognizer

Throughout the day, help children notice  highly noticeable patterns such as clear ABABAB visual patterns on a stripped shirt or simple movement and rhythmic activities.  Mention "That was a good pattern!"

Special Thanks To

Institute of Education Sciences
The research reported here was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through grant numbers R305K050157, R305A120813, R305A110188, and R305A150243. to the University of Denver. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education.