Package 1-5 - Kindergarten Mathematics - Let’s explore patterns

Patterning skills are foundational to mathematics.

Week 2 - Package 5 - Kindergarten Mathematics - Let’s explore patterns

Things you need

Have these things available so your child can complete these tasks.

Ideal Back up

Information about patterning - video


Paper


Items to sort (you could use toys, blocks, things in the kitchen, shapes, drawings, etc.)



Why is this activity important?

Patterning skills are foundational to mathematics.

Before you start



What your child needs to know and do

This task is easily adaptable and your child can bring to it whatever they know about numbers to the task.

What to do next

Where possible, view the video first.

Options for your child

Activity too hard? Activity too easy?

Watch video again. Your child may simply need another opportunity to think about these mathematical ideas.

Start by thinking about things like sorting by colour, size and number.

Have your child make repeating patterns using different materials.

Follow-up questions to ask your child

  • You can help you child by:

    • Giving them thinking time

    • Using statements and questions like:

      • Can you tell me more about what you’re thinking?

      • What might happen if...?

      • Let’s check to see if...

Extension/Additional activity

Play Pinch a ten!


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