Repeating Patterns: Laying the Foundation for Elementary Mathematics
This arts integration instructional book teaches children how to deconstruct and analyze patterns, and observe patterns in the world around them. Use this K-2 STEM book of lesson plans to kick off the Pattern Foundations in Music, Dance, and Math series. Patterns are the building blocks of all mathematics and lay the foundation for algebraic thinking. Lead these lessons with your K-2 students to prepare them to deeply analyze the patterns of counting, addition, skip counting, place value, and more. When kids analyze patterns in mathematics, and then experience those same pattern structures in music and dance, their understanding is deep and long lasting.
Kids are up and moving during Moving Through Math! Your students will be performing rhythm and movement patterns, collaborating with partners, and driving their own learning. After enjoying active arts integrated learning, students can easily extended their thinking using math manipulatives, and draw and label pictures to build student portfolios.
Rhythm and Movement Cards are needed to teach the lessons in this book.