A student takes a look at a pattern of blocks of increasing quantity.
Focus on the Child videos are taken from one-on-one interviews with individual children. The interviews are designed to elicit evidence of children’s mathematical thinking. They are not teaching episodes or formal assessments.
Identifying the rule of a pattern brings predictability and allows one to make generalizations. More
Patterns are sequences (repeating or growing) governed by a rule; they exist both in the world and in mathematics. More
Common Core Alignment
Operations and Algebraic Thinking More