It was lovely to be back at school today and see all the children.
In my maths groups we were developing our algebraic thinking by creating our own repeating patterns.
We were making units of repeat. Some children decided to chose only two items, and then repeat them over and over. Others chose up to five items, and then repeated their pattern.
All of the kids were able to describe their pattern - great 'maths talk.'
Maybe you and your child could go on a patterns hunt through your house or on your way to school.
Later in the week Marlaina's maths group will swap with mine for a few days. Marlaina is looking at repeating patterns by translating (sliding), rotating (turning) and reflecting (flipping) shapes.