Teaching Patterns

Teaching Patterns: Learning about patterns is a basic skill in math. Once kids see patterns then they begin to see 1 + 1 = 2, and so forth. Math is a pretty black and white subject, but it doesn’t have to be boring. You can use about anything to teach patterns: fruit loops, skittles, M&M’s, etc. Start easy like (blue-green-blue-green) then work up to (blue-blue-green-green), and continue to make it harder.

Tip: Don’t use your child’s favorite cereal or candy or pattern pieces might start to disappear.


2 responses

  1. I’m thinking your tip at the end might be pretty crucial to the success of this activity. And better not use coconut M&M’s either, or Mom will eat them all first!

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