Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Patterns, Patterns, Patterns!

I love using manipulatives for hands-on learning! We are currently using patterns to gain and understanding of skip counting and multiplication. Students are using manipulatives to model and describe repeating and additive patterns. I placed stations around the rooms for pairs to explore and create patterns. Manipulatives included: 2 sided discs, foam stars, foam leaves, 1" colored tiles, connecting chains, geometric shapes, and firefighter action figures.