Teaching patterns to young children prepares them for the study of algebra which involves the understanding of patterns and relationships. A pattern is a series or objects, events or attributes that repeat based on an observable rule. A rule is a set way to calculate or solve the problem. Before children can even begin to interpret patterns they must be able to focus on one or more attributes of objects or situations. They must be able to make comparisons of similarities and differences in occurrences to establish relationships.
Patterns BOOM Cards
If you're looking for a great set of interactive task cards for practicing patterns then you have come to the right blog! Here are a few BOOM card decks available. In each activity students will drag and drop the correct picture to complete the pattern. The decks are available in six (6) patterns: AB, AAB, ABB, AABB, ABC and AABC patterns.
There are four (4) different themes: farm animals theme. forest animals, bugs and insects and ocean animals theme.