Monday, October 22, 2012


Our focus this week in Math is patterns. We began by reviewing simple AB patterns {triangle, square, triangle, square}. Then, we dove into more complex patterns like ABB, AAB, and so on. Students also identified the next three patterns in the sequence. To practice the skill, students were given two pictures. I found these great, FREE pictures from Dana at 3rd Grade Gridiron.

I know her original purpose was to create arrays, but I found it fit perfectly with today's lesson. Students colored the pictures, created a pattern of their choice, glued to construction paper, and identified the pattern.

Another pattern we discussed today was patterns when finding the sum of even and odd numbers. First, we reviewed even and odd numbers. Then, students were given two die. I wanted them to discover the sum made when adding even and even numbers, even and odd numbers, and odd and odd numbers. The die were rolled and numbers recorded and identified as even or odd {example: 1 - odd, 4 - even}. Once the numbers were added, the students discovered if the sum was even or odd {example: 1 + 4 = 5; therefore, odd + even = odd}.


Another great, FREE resource I found to go with this week's lesson are Pumpkin Pattern Task Cards from Rachael at The Classroom Game Nook.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE it, Patti! I'm so glad you were able to take the idea and make it your own!!! :)



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