Patterns with colored foam squares

Sherrie Shaver
Patterns with colored foam squares

Patterns with colored foam squares

As an introduction to our unit on patterns I gave my students colored foam squares and asked them to create a pattern. I did not give any specific directions other than they had to create a repeating pattern. Some students stayed with a simple pattern of ABAB while others chose to do more complex concepts such as AABCAABCAABC, etc. While it was a fairly simple idea to share with older students I was surpised at how hard they had to work to complete their patterns and to work with a partner to complete the lesson. I'm guessing with their COVID learning losses that patterns has probably taken a back-seat to things such as adding and multiplying. I am glad that I chose to do this lesson with them.

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June 14, 2022
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