Series: Focus on the Child

Repeating Patterns with Child 32

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A child makes patterns using keys.

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.

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Big Idea

The same pattern structure can be found in many different forms. More

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Big Idea

Identifying the rule of a pattern brings predictability and allows one to make generalizations. More

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Common Core Alignment

Operations and Algebraic Thinking More

Foundational Math Concepts

Source: 10-11 Pre-K Training Video • Copyright: © Erikson Institute • Content ID: EMTR066 ①

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    Xiomara castro

    April 14, 2016 at 1:11pm

    pattern is a basic concept children need to know in math, specially in algebra.

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      Lelarn davis

      September 13, 2017 at 9:14am

      Absolutely for the basic idea of identity

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    March 4, 2018 at 4:08pm

    patterns are everywhere

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