This resource was designed to help students create, copy, and extend AB, AAB, ABB, ABC, and AABB patterns. This activity uses basic classroom math manipulatives: cubes, bears, and plastic links.
Included in this resource:
I Can Make a Pattern with Cubes: 40 total Pattern Cards
I Can Make a Pattern with Bears: 40 total Pattern Cards
Let’s Make a Pattern (Copy and Extend) with Cubes: 17 cards for each type of pattern
Let’s Make a Pattern (Copy and Extend) with Bears: 17 cards for each type of pattern
Make a Chain Pattern: 11 cards for each type of pattern
I Can cards are included for each type of activity and pattern.
Prep Directions: Print, laminate and cut apart each set of cards. You can punch a hole and store the sets of cards on metal rings. A corresponding cover is included to keep you organized. You can also leave the cards loose for multiple students to use. Generic covers are included so you can mix up the patterns.
Activity Directions: Students will say the colors to identify the pattern. They will use plastic cubes, bears, or links to create, copy, and/or extend the pattern on the card.
There are several cards included for each type of pattern and manipulative combination. You do not need to use every card included. You can pick and choose to customize the activity for your class or use the extra cards to make multiple sets.