Discovering patterns in our everyday life
Many objects around us can be sorted by colours, shapes, textures, and sizes which may be our natural inclination. For instance, buttons may have size patterns and beads may have different shape patterns. In other words, it demonstrates our natural tendency to make sense of every day experiences through patterns.
Studies have shown that encouraging our understanding of patterns contributes to our development of various kinds of mathematical thinking. Learning about patterns including sequencing and to make predictions which leads to mathematical skills, logic structure in algebra, and to establishing order in life.
Typically, when we think of patterns, we think in the most basic terms: repeating a set of attributes in a particular sequence. For example, “orange, blue, orange, blue” or as “diamond, rectangle, diamond, rectangle” is a basic AB pattern.
In our play kitchen area, we learn how to set the table by placing utensils in a certain order or alternating them.
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