Patterns_progressing from dual to triple patterns

Patterns is a mathematics concept that each child should learn as it helps them to make connections and predictions on what to expect next. This is not only helpful in solving Mathematics problems in school, but also in life.  Find out ways to help your child to notice them using simple gadgets.

This is a follow-up lesson from Patterns-What comes next?, Let’s create dots patterns, and The edible way to learn which C has already mastered.

Objectives:

• Recap on completing single pattern
• Ability to complete the pattern using multiple pegs
• Recap dual patterns and introducing triple patterns
• Practice pincer-grip (helps penmanship)

Materials needed:

Instructions (Recap):

Instructions (Complete the pattern using multiple pegs):

Reflection

I’ve increased the difficulty of this task by giving him a ABCCC pattern as I feel he has gain mastery for dual patterns already. As a task, I think this is easiest to plan and execute as C kept wanting to eat up my pegs from the edible lesson, and the paper worksheets of let’s create dot patterns frustrates him at times when he can’t peel off the stickers. He has already mastered using the pincer-grip for pegs, thus he can easily focus just on the task at hand. One of the drawbacks is keeping him entertained while I design the pattern.