Activity

Patterns in object and number sequences

Summary
Collect leaves and rocks and arrange them into a repeating pattern. Use chalk to write out number patterns.
Science content
Math: Patterning
Lessons activity is in
Materials
  • leaves, rocks and other collected items from the school grounds
  • sidewalk chalk
Procedure

Students find leaves, rocks and other natural/manmade items from the school grounds.
Use a flat area or picnic tables for students to arrange their items into repeating patterns.

Students in small groups use sidewalk chalk to create a number pattern.
The rest of the class guesses the next numbers in the pattern.

Grades taught
Gr 2
Gr 3
Teaching site
Carnarvon Elementary
Elsie Roy Elementary