Kindergarten - Find Patterns

 
     
 
     
 
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Find Patterns
Identify, describe and extend simple patterns.
Be able to recognize a pattern using familiar shapes, numbers or objects. Know how to repeat the pattern and continue it. Describe the pattern correctly so that it can be drawn without being seen.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

Complete the pattern: 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, _, _, _, _.

(2)

Look at the shape pattern (circle, square, square, circle, square, square). Tell me the pattern.

(3)

Color in the circles to make this pattern: red circle, red circle, blue circle, red circle, red circle, blue circle.

Learning Tips

(1)

Start with a simple number pattern.

Ex. 1,2,1,2,1,2…. Ask your child to identify the pattern. See if they can explain that it is the same two numbers alternating.

Switch numbers so that they will get used to seeing other numbers.

Add another number to the pattern. See if your child can explain the pattern. If not, review the pattern piece by piece.

Ex. 1,2,3,1,2,3,1,2,3.

Now have them try to complete the pattern. Guide them along at first by having them say the pattern aloud and repeat the sequence.

Ex. 1,1,2,1,1,2,1,1,2,_,_,_,_,_,_

(2)

Start with a simple shape pattern.

Ex. circle, square, circle, square…. Ask your child to identify the pattern. See if they can explain that it is the same two shapes alternating.

Switch shapes so that they will get used to seeing other shape patterns.

Add another shape to the pattern. See if your child can explain the pattern. If not, review the pattern piece by piece.

Ex. circle, square, triangle, circle, square, triangle, circle, square, triangle.

Now have them try to complete the pattern. Guide them along at first by having them say the pattern aloud and repeat the sequence.

Ex. circle, circle, square, circle, circle, square,_,_,_,_,_

(3)

Start with a simple color pattern.

Ex. red circle, yellow circle red circle, yellow circle, …. Ask your child to identify the pattern. See if they can explain that it is the same two colors alternating.

Switch colors so that they will get used to seeing other color patterns.

Add another color to the pattern. See if your child can explain the pattern. If not, review the pattern piece by piece.

Ex. red circle, yellow circle, blue circle, red circle, yellow circle, blue circle.

Now have them try to complete the pattern. Guide them along at first by having them say the pattern aloud and repeat the sequence.

Ex. red circle, red circle, yellow circle, red circle, red circle, yellow circle,_,_,_,_,_

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Complete the pattern.

triangle, circle, triangle, circle, triangle, circle,_,_,_,_

(2)

rectangle,rectangle,square,square,rectangle,rectangle,square,square, _,_,_,_

(3)

red triangle, blue triangle, blue triangle, red triangle, red triangle, blue triangle, blue triangle, red triangle, _,_,_,_

(4)

green pentagon, brown pentagon, green pentagon, brown pentagon, _,_,_,_

(5)

2,2,3,3,4,4,2,2,3,3, 4,4,_,_,_,_,_,_,_,_

(6)

2,4,6,2,4,6,_,_,_,_,_,_,_

 

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