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Introducing #5

Pattern making using shoes

Month 6 · Activity 6 ·   Numbers  

Instructions

  • Collect five pairs of shoes - using child or adult shoes
  • Separate the shoes into two piles - left and right shoes
  • Child gets the five right footed shoes and adult the five left footed shoes
  • Adult makes a “pattern”  selecting any two left shoes; placing the two shoes on the floor 
  • Ask child to copy the pattern with two matching right shoes by placing the two shoes in the correct order on the floor
  • Make a pattern using three shoes
  • Make a pattern using four shoes
  • Make a pattern using five shoes

Simplify

If making a pattern with the shoes is difficult, place all five pairs of shoes in a pile and select one shoe.  Ask child to find the matching shoe.

Extend

Verbally ask child to find the matching shoes - Please find the two shoes that are blue, with white laces, and a rubber sole OR find the two shoes that are brown with no back.

Materials

  • 5 pairs of shoes (child or adult - boots, slippers, etc.)
  • Math & Science Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills