## Curriculum Goal

#### Kindergarten: Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics Behaviour

• Recognize, explore, describe, and compare patterns, and extend, translate, and create them, using the core of a pattern and predicting what comes next (#18).

## Context

• Students will be in small groups on the carpet.
• Students should have previous experience with patterns and making patterns.

## Materials

• Beads of different shapes and colours
• Personal 100s chart (Appendix A)

## Lesson

• Explain to students that while they are sitting in groups, they will be making their own patterns with the beads.
• Bring to students’ attention that patterns can go in any direction (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally).
• Give each student a hundreds chart.
• Have children create a pattern on the hundreds chart in any direction.
• After students have finished their first pattern, have them describe and explain their pattern to their group.
• Ask students to keep their first pattern on the chart and add to it by making a second pattern.
• Repeat the steps above and have children make as many patterns as they can.
• Take a picture of the patterns they made for documentation.

## Look Fors

• How complex are children’s patterns? Are they based on colour, shape, size, or a combination?
• How often do children create patterns in different directions? What happens when they intersect?

## Related Lessons

Students participate in an activity exploring patterns with an emphasis on the pattern core.

An introductory activity to patterning with an emphasis on predicting what comes next.