# The ab pattern

The ab pattern

Subject :

### NUMERACY / MATHEMATICS LESSONS

Topic :

###### The ab pattern

Previous Knowledge : The pupils have been taught

Patterning recognition and creation

in their previous classes

Class :

KG 1

Term :

2nd Term / Second Term

Week :

Week 2

BEHAVIOURAL OBJECTIVES :

At the end of the lesson , pupils should be able to

• write out the ab pattern

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS :

• Wall charts
• Pictures
• Related Online Video
• Flash Cards

METHODS OF TEACHING :

• Class Discussion
• Group Discussion
• Explanation
• Role Modelling
• Role Delegation

REFERENCE MATERIALS :

• Scheme of Work
• Online Information
• Textbooks
• Workbooks
• 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
• Workbooks

Content :

When the children have mastered the AB pattern, you make the pattern more complex by moving on to ABC or AAB Pattern.

In this lesson, you make the pattern a bit complex by changing the order of the placement. EXAMPLE 1: ABC Pattern:

EXAMPLE 2: 3         6          8          3          6          8          3          6          8          3          6          8

You can see the pattern in these two examples. Three items are introduced. The children should know which item to come at any given time.

EXAMPLE 1: ABB PATTERN:

You can see how this pattern is—— one item followed by two of the next item, then one item again

followed by two of the next item.

You can demonstrate several examples with different objects

The first pattern they will learn at this age is the AB Pattern. This means that two different objects line up in alternating pattern.  Example:

CIRCLE (A)    SQUARE (B)    CIRCLE (A)    SQUARE (B)    CIRCLE (A)    SQUARE (B)     CIRCLE (A) SQUARE (B)

You can use any object to teach patterning. You can use two fruits like orange and banana. You place the object one after the other until you complete the sequence you want.

You can use numbers———– example

2          9          2          9          2          9          2          9          2          9

The kids should understand that after every 2 comes a 9. You can give test exercise like this

Complete the patterns

1                                  ——————-                          ———————–

1. A D         A          D         —————-   D          A          —————

Presentation

The topic is presented step by step

Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics

Step 2.

He introduces the new topic

Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise

Evaluation :

Draw the following pattern

2          9          2          9          2          9          2          9          2          9

Conclusion :

The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.

The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written by the pupils.

He or she does the necessary corrections when and where  the needs arise.