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:

Peg's board and coloured pegs
Peg’s board and coloured pegs

Instructions (Recap):

Arrange the pegs beforehand. The two pegs on the last row is meant for the child to select the correct peg and place it in the empty slot on the second row.
Arrange the pegs beforehand. The two pegs on the last row is meant for the child to select the correct peg and place it in the empty slot on the second row. This is a AAABB pattern.
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Instruct the child to insert the next correct peg.
C could complete this pattern easily.
C could complete this pattern easily.

Instructions (Complete the pattern using multiple pegs):

Arrange the pegs beforehand. This is a ABCCC pattern.
Arrange the pegs beforehand. This is a ABCCC pattern.
Explain to the child that he or she is to finish inserting all the pegs found on the last row. Let the child try.
Explain to the child that he or she is to finish inserting all the pegs found on the last row. Let the child try.
C got stuck after inserting the three purple pegs.
C got stuck after inserting the three purple pegs.
To help child to recognize the pattern, I got him to read the pattern out loud from line 1 and used the pencil to point to the designated slot.
To help child to recognize the pattern, I got him to read the pattern out loud from line 1 and used the pencil to point to the designated slot.

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.

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