We recently worked on patterns in math. In second grade, students work on repeating patterns and growing patterns.
Students have typically been doing repeating patterns for a long time and are able to identify the next shapes or letters so we add more to it in second grade. In addition to identifying the next part of the pattern, students also need to be able to identify the unit, create their own pattern, and identify what the 20th shape would be and so on. This takes things up a notch and it’s interesting to see the different strategies they use to figure out the 20th shape, 40th shape, 55th shape, etc.
Here is our anchor chart we created as a class.
In addition to small group work and patterns practice on IXL, students also worked on the Repeating Patterns Task Cards. These can be found in my TPT Store (Jordan Johnson). This includes 20 task cards that ask different types of questions all revolving around repeating patterns. A recording sheet and answer key are also included. This worked well as an activity during my math rotations, but could also be used in small groups, math stations, or as a review activity. Check it out in my store…here…