Parker’s Patterns introduces algebraic thinking language (making statements and asking questions). Students explore concrete and pictorial representations by finding, identifying and extending patterns when they state what part of the pattern is repeating and ask, What comes next in the pattern?
These whole-class/large group and small group activities provide students with the opportunity to:
listen to a story about repeating patterns
listen to the accompanying story tune
use materials to explore repeating patterns
use the teaching tool to analyse, extend and create repeating patterns
describe repeating patterns in the environment by making statements and asking questions about repeating patterns