Notes for Parents
Pattern is an important part of mathematics. Recognising that a sequence of objects makes a pattern, being able to copy, extend and explain the pattern is an important step towards understanding number patterns.
Some ideas for making patterns with your child:
- One person makes a repeating pattern using objects. Another person works out the rule and uses it to make a pattern with sounds or movements.
- One person makes a repeating pattern with sounds or movements. Another person copies it.
- Look for repeating patterns in your environment. Say the rule and use it to make a pattern using sounds or movements.