The Shining Crystals were asked the question: “What are Patterns?”  At first the children went straight to thinking about Mathematics and the patterns they see in numbers BUT then something very cool happened!  The started seeing patterns in almost everything – from morning routines to the rotation of the Earth.

During this inquiry, the children worked in partners to create sentence strips that stated what a pattern was.  After creating these statements, they cut them up into puzzle pieces so that other teams could solve them.

Why ask this question?  Are patterns important?  WHY?