Division 7 has started their math learning this year with an exploration of patterns and counting. These two activities form the foundation for much of the math that we will continue to work on throughout the year. Students began by exploring repeating patterns. They worked on creating patterns that had a core that repeated at least three times. They created patterns on the big rocks on a beautiful sunny day.
Students are also working on translating patterns from one form to another. Some patterns are translated to sounds or movements. Patterns are also translated to letters.
Can you find the ABABCD pattern or the ABB pattern in the photos below?
Last week, students starting working on growing or increasing patterns outside. They created their own increasing patterns with items from nature. Some of them had to work fast before the wind blew away their hard work. We didn’t expect the end of afternoon surprise rain and hail that day!
In the classroom, students are exploring other types of patterns that are circular by creating designs with wool and cardboard and by making mandalas.