Growing Patterns. Objectives. Discover and use familiar children’s songs and literature to promote the understanding of repeated patterns and growing patterns . Course of Study Standards.
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The core of this pattern would be A, B.
There are two terms in each core of this pattern.
There are six terms in the pattern.
Create patterns using manipulatives or pictures with the children. Ask them to describe the pattern and its parts. What makes it a pattern?
Create a repeating pattern and a growing pattern. Ask the children to describe the patterns. Make several more patterns and ask the students to tell whether they are repeating or growing patterns.
Songs that have a growing pattern with motions:
Which students have difficulty recognizing "what comes next" in patterns? What instructional experiences do they need before moving to the next lesson?
Were the students able to extend patterns easily? If not, what questions could I ask to guide them to think about ways to do so?
Which students were able to translate freely among the different representations of the same pattern? What challenges are appropriate for them now?
Which students demonstrated limited understanding of patterns and ways to analyze, create, describe, extend, or interpret patterns
1. What problems did the students have completing the activities in this lesson? What learning experiences would address these problems?2. Which tools did most students select for creating their patterns? 3. Are there other ways to represent patterns that occur naturally in the curriculum? 4. What vocabulary did the students use when describing their patterns? What additional vocabulary do the students need to learn? How can I teach that vocabulary with meaning and purpose? 5. What problems did the students have completing the activities ? What learning experiences would address these problems?
1. Which students met all the objectives? What extension activities are appropriate for those students?
2. Which students are still having difficulty with the objectives? What additional instructional experiences do they need?
3. Did all the students display understanding of the relationship between the core elements within a pattern? What is my evidence for this?
4. What were the greatest challenges for the students? Which portions were the students most motivated to complete? Why?
2. What experiences can I provide so that the students will remember how to identify and describe patterns?
3. What experiences can I plan so that the students will have a genuine need to recognize and use patterns in everyday experiences?
4. What learning experiences would help the students not yet comfortable with the concepts of patterns?