I am learning to explain and create a growing pattern.
I know I can do it when I have created my own growing pattern.
Growing patterns are a little bit different to repeating patterns. The photos below demonstrate some growing patterns.
What do you notice about the growing patterns?
Explain what you think a growing pattern is based on the pictures above.
Have a go at building some of your own growing patterns using items in your home. Describe your growing patterns and explain how they are different from each other.
I am learning to make a repeating pattern using triangles.
I know I can do it when I have used triangles to create a repeating pattern.
For this task you will need to make some triangles. You can create your own or follow the link below to find some that have already been prepared for you.
Using triangles, and only triangles, what repeating patterns can you create?
Make a collection of different triangle patterns and describe your patterns.
You can colour some of your patterns to help make them really interesting.
Using two different coloured pencils, create ten different interesting patterns and describe them.
Building a Repeating Pattern
I am learning to understand a repeating pattern.
I know I can do it when I can create my own repeating pattern.
Patterns are a repeating sequence or design.
In the image above you can see some repeating pattern examples. You can see the pattern: same, same, different.
Using forks and spoons at home, create your own repeating patterns.
How many patterns can you make?
Take a photo of each different pattern and explain the sequence.
Patterns can be labelled using the alphabet. The examples above would be labelled A, A, B patterns instead of same, same, different. Label the patterns you made using the alphabet.
Click the link below to play a fun pattern game!