Level 5 - Pattern Building Challenge
Updated: Apr 22
Suitable for children age 9 +, or from grades 3 and above. Choose to do it either as a group activity or individually, either in school or at home. Adults enjoy this activity too.
Whatever the age, we are confident anyone will enjoy and learn in this exploration!
Pattern Building Challenge Level 5 is a great follow up to our Pattern Building Level 4 activity. It supports further development in visual acuity, creativity and attention. It requires mathematical thinking with flexibility as the proportions of the patterns and the Base Cards differ in size.
12 Small Complex Patterns are built using 25 Base Cards.
This game comes with clear, step by step game instructions. There are 25 Base Cards, 12 Small Complex Patterns, and 3 sheets of Elements (all the small parts that make up the base cards) to print in color. For ease of use and to last longer, the printed Base Cards and Elements can to be and glued on cardstock, and the Small Complex Patterns can be laminated.
Here are preview pages of the pdf that you can download to make your own game:
Continued play with this activity helps children learn - to look to see and understand, persevere, focus attention, compare to find mistakes and self-correct. Over 5 years exploring and conducting research we observed skills such as creativity, mathematical thinking, visual discernment, flexibility, spatial perception, and symmetry emerge over time.
· Printed copy of the Teacher Instructions and Game Sheets (base cards, patterns and elements) (16 pages)
· Cardstock (Cereal carton or other upcycled items will work) for the Base Cards and elements
· Permanent marker
· Laminations sheets (3) for 12 patterns.
· Small and medium zip bags
Get your own copy of the game here.