Workshop: Working With Patterns To Introduce Mathematics Concepts To Young Children

Patricia Bentley
Proceedings of Bridges 2009: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2009)
Pages 375–378 Workshop Papers


In a hands-on activity with crow beads, participants will learn about introducing very young children to patterns by means of number bracelets, and will extend this activity into creating growing and reflecting patterns for older children. Clock (modular) arithmetic will be introduced as a basis for other ways to create patterns for bead bracelets or necklaces. A discussion of modular arithmetic in loom weaving will conclude the workshop.