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Fun with Patterns

Fun with Patterns

by Peter Patilla, Brigitte McDonald
     
 
Developing awareness of patterns is a foundation of math, and "Fun with Patterns" uses picture puzzles to draw kids in and teach pattern and probability concepts. Kids are invited to identify, evaluate, and predict patterns in these puzzles, which vary in complexity.

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Developing awareness of patterns is a foundation of math, and "Fun with Patterns" uses picture puzzles to draw kids in and teach pattern and probability concepts. Kids are invited to identify, evaluate, and predict patterns in these puzzles, which vary in complexity.

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Entries in a series that explores beginning math concepts. Each volume begins with two pages of suggestions for adults to use to insure that youngsters "get the most" from the books. All three titles use the same type of colorful drawings to present puzzles, mazes, and games that require finding or matching items or discovering differences. For instance, Numbers instructs readers to find objects such as shirts hanging on a clothesline with designated numbers of buttons on them. Patterns asks youngsters to match up items such as pairs of socks from one side of a double-page spread to the other. Shapes has readers find the odd shape in a grouping. All of the books are clever, colorful, and age appropriate, to be used independently or with an adult. However, there are some drawbacks to solo use. Some of the puzzles do not provide clear directions. In Shapes, the "Viewpoints" spread offers one view from the floor and one from the ceiling, which will be difficult for most students to comprehend. Also, a few of the shapes get lost in the gutter. In addition, it is not easy to determine the differences between squares and cubes and between circles and spheres. Overall, these are not priority purchases.-Kate Kohlbeck, Randall School, Waukesha, WI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761309604
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Series:
Fun with... Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.85(w) x 11.52(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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