• Patterns 1

Patterns with Blocks Year 1 - School


This is an electronic booklet that comes with a range of materials/software to support the teaching of patterns. The package includes:

A Mental Routine:

 Closed Question - “Where does my pattern unit begin/end/repeat?”
Open Question - I have used six blocks of two colours to make a repeating pattern, what might it look like?
Flip Question - Hidden Blocks game

Strategy Lessons

 To give a rich coverage of this topic, our starting point is through strategy lessons, focusing on the language that your students should acquire as they work with patterns at this level. The strategy lessons are supported by software for the IWB which enables the teacher to set up patterns for exploration and the students to show the patterns that they have discovered.

Problem Solving Lessons

 The problem solving lessons provide engagement, challenge and application of pattern language and concepts.The IWB software has a second function here, as it can be used as a reflection tool and to exemplify problem solving strategies.

Assessment Task

 A summative assessment task and rubric concludes this pattern unit. The assessment task is set in an unfamiliar context, requiring students to apply pattern concepts as they work towards their solution of a problematised situation.

This material comes with a site licence and may be used by any teacher at your school.

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