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Lesson 1 - Patterns with Multiple Attributes


To encourage your child to have fun on the Web while learning about Patterns with Multiple Attributes, here are some games and interactive activities they can do on their own or in pairs.


Describe, extend, and create patterns that change in many ways.

Builds Upon

Student Book pages 4-5

Instructions for Use

What Does a Pattern Sound Like? prompts your child picks a sound pattern they can hear and see.

To use What Does a Pattern Sound Like, click on the yellow squares to hear the pattern. Click the 'Next' button to hear and see more complicated patterns. Each horizontal row is a different instrument.

Click on any of the squares to turn a sound on, click on the square again and the sound turns off. Click on the 'Funky Pattern' buttons to hear pre-made patterns. The 'More Sounds' button loads new sounds into the player. Click the 'Erase All' button to clear all patterns. Have your child create new patterns.

Marbles on a Chain is an interactive program that prompts your child to fill in five colours in the pattern sequence. Builds problems solving skills.

To use, Marbles in a Chain, click on the 'Chain of Beads' icon. Five marbles repeat a pattern on the chain. The 102nd marble must be blue.

Click on a marble to add it to the chain. Select your pattern for the 5 marbles. Click 'Finish the Chain'. If the 102 nd marble is not blue, choose a different pattern sequence for the 5 marbles and repeat the activity.