# Patterns Activity

### How to teach Patterns

Using Patterns Activity, students identify the pattern and then complete the pattern by drawing the picture that comes next.

Patterns are all around us. By recognizing patterns, students build an understanding of numbers and sequence. This activity helps your students look for patterns in sequences.

The object of the game is to be the fastest player to extend and fill their pattern strips. Students select 2-3 pattern strips and the corresponding colored square/picture pieces to play with. Using the spinner, players take turns spinning to see which colored square/picture piece they land on. If the spinner stops on a piece that is the next in their pattern, the player may fill in the corresponding piece on their pattern strip. If the spinner stops on a picture that is not next on any of their pattern strips, the turn is skipped. The first player to fill all of their pattern strips is the winner. Remember, patterns must be filled in order!

### Other resources to use with this Patterns Activity

If you are using this activity, your students are probably learning about patterns.

Use this Find the Number Pattern Worksheet as an additional resource for your students.

Introduce this activity by giving your students number and picture patterns to complete. Next, ask your students how they figured out wheat they needed to do to solve. Then, students complete activity independently or with a partner. Finally, challenge students to create their own patterns to solve. Wrap up this worksheet by making connections to why they need to know how to find patterns.

Be sure to check out more Pattern Activities.