Teaching Patterns

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  1. macteach

    macteach Rookie

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    Oct 14, 2009

    I am teaching 2nd grade. My students are struggling with number patterns. They can identify a growing pattern vs repeating. They are struggling with the concept of figuring out how to finish a number pattern. How do some of you teach this concept. I have used manipulatives, a 100's chart, and I was showing them 2,4,6,8....and trying to coax them into figuring out that the pattern is growing by +2's. If they draw a dot in between for the missing number, then it just looks like they are adding 1. Any ideas?
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    Sent you a pm.
     
  4. EMonkey

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    I just have them practice over and over and over again. We do skip counting every morning.
     

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