Kindergartners love patterns! They are super fun but what the students do not know is that they are an essential building block in their understanding about numbers. What starts out in kindergarten as making pretty designs with pattern blocks eventually leads to skip counting, repeated addition (and therefore multiplication and division), algebraic reasoning, and beyond; therefore, it is important that we provide them with a solid foundation. There are many opportunities throughout the day for teaching patterns in senior kindergarten. Students learn to recognize, create, copy and extend patterns through repeated daily activities.
SK students can tell us what their pattern is, and they can tell us what comes next in their pattern and extend it! We all love doing work with our friends.
Students even dance to patterns from GoNoodle!!!