Patterns are essential to understanding, enjoying, & yes, LOVING math! U can introduce the wonderful Pascal’s Triangle at the end of Grade 3. Many complex math patterns appear here, in this beautifully simple construction. Blaise Pascal, a mathematician / philosopher in 17th century France, discovered this.u may want to research and share what led to this interesting discovery before working with it. Start with a simple pattern first, using color on unlined paper. continued comments
Double 6-Star Flashcards! This activity is best for grades 2 or 3, after times tables have been introduced. You will need a pair of scissors and plain copy paper to fold and cut two of these stars, one slightly larger than the other. See instructions on the left. Note that the the folds will keep the 2 stars together, but you can tack them in the middle for more stability. You continued comments
We started off with some skip counting. Then we sat in a circle with the numbers 0 to 9 in front of 10 children. Then using wool, we started at 0 and decided we were going to count by 4's. We started at 0 then went to 4. Then we went to 8 then 2 (12), then 6 (16), then 0 (20). We stopped when we got back to 0 and looked at the shape we created. Then we tried again with 3, 6 and 7. We made some great shapes!