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Any tips on teaching ABABABA patterns? I've used shapes, pattern blocks, dot markers, but my son is still inconsistent with identifying the next item in the pattern.

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Sbkangas5 11-18-2020 05:56 PM

How old is he?

I use motions when starting patterns. Jump, clap, jump, clap, etc. It's also fun to do a musical pattern. If they can hear it or feel it, it helps to cement it in the body and brain.

jov 11-18-2020 04:39 PM

If this is the standard AB pattern, I would use movement patterns and later pair movements with the colors, shapes, etc.

So you could do... up/down/up/down/up/down (stand/squat) or touch head/knees/head/knees/head/knees, etc.

If he gets that, pair them up.
As you both say red, blue, red, blue, red, blue...
Both of you clap, tap(legs), clap, tap, clap, tap...

Say the pattern in a very dramatic, rhythmic way for best results.

Say and do the ABAB pattern together and then stop at the 5th or 6th B and wait for him to finish it. If he starts doing that, he may continue on with the pattern...

Let us know if you mean the ABABABA-ABABABA pattern instead.

Hope this helps.

Gimet 11-18-2020 10:27 AM

I initially did colors using poker chips. I had one little guy who just had a terrible time with colors. Then before Valentines Day, I had die cuts of different size hearts to make cards. He took his hearts and made a pattern of big, little, big, little.......you could also try those colored bears or something he is interested in. Good luck!

kahluablast 11-18-2020 05:51 AM

(This might sound stupid, but it is early and I am serious...)

Is this an AB pattern? or an ABABABA pattern? so they next in the pattern would be ABABABA? ABABABA ABABABA ABABABA

Can you tell I don't teach patterns like this?

TAOEP 11-17-2020 08:27 PM

How old is the child?

PrivateEyes 11-17-2020 08:13 PM

rhythm? Verbalizing the pattern? Circle square circle square circle etc?

pinacolada 11-17-2020 08:01 PM

Any tips on teaching ABABABA patterns? I've used shapes, pattern blocks, dot markers, but my son is still inconsistent with identifying the next item in the pattern.




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