Monday, September 17, 2012

Picking out Patterns

Just a quick recommendation today for A-B-A-B-A- a Book of Pattern Play by Brian Cleary (516.15 ClA 2010 PIC BK).

A short book appropriate for primary grades that looks at what makes a pattern. It presents various situations with repeating letters, colours, or objects moving into number patterns.  Numbers are introduced with 1, 2, 3 and moves into skip counting by 2s and 3s.

The patterns are simple to follow with the help of the text. I found the rhyming text unnecessary but kids may think it fun.

Illustrations are brightly colourful with cartoony cats demonstrating with the patterns.

A great title to bring in for primary mathematics.

Stop by Wrapped in Foil for today's Nonfiction Monday event to find more great nonfiction children's literature.


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