Teachers encourage children to describe the pattern in a favorite story book.
Why is this important?
Children need practice and support to identify what repeats in a pattern. In the case of a growing pattern, it’s a quantitative change that repeats.
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