Patterns and Blocks

I have begun the unit on patterning with my grade 1s and 2s. The children enjoy this unit and tend not to have too much difficulty with it. As a diagnostic, I asked my students to use attribute blocks to create a pattern.

Once they had created and extended their pattern, my students recorded their work in their Math notebooks. While they were working, I observed them and made notes of any difficulties a student may have had. If they transcribed their work incorrectly, I also made a note.

Before I ask my students to create another pattern, I will teach them how to improve their responses. I will also challenge them to create more advanced patterns. I look forward to seeing what they create.

Have you used attribute blocks to create patterns?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2019

(This post is linked to Becky’s Square Challenge for which we will be posting square photos featuring lines during the month of October)

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