Mathematics for Young Minds: Patterns and Algebra



About this product

Mathematics for Young Minds Patterns and Algebra is an instruction activity book filled with 75 developmentally sequenced Pre-K to 1st grade early algebra activities.

It also includes blackline masters and informal assessment guidelines

Product Details

This book focuses on the mathematical background and research base for recognizing patterns and algebra. The goal is to help young learners develop an understanding of the following five components:

  • Describing and Sorting
  • Repeating Patterns
  • Growing Patterns
  • Change and Function
  • Equivalence

Additional information

Weight1 lbs

Features & Benefits

The Pre-K to 1st grade early algebra activities in this book encourage children to develop skills in the following areas:

  • Identifying Characteristics
  • Identifying Similarities
  • Identifying Differences
  • Reflect Repetition
  • Extend and Translate Patterns
  • Change and Function
  • Equivalence

Each section contains three activities for each of the five cognitive components. The five cognitive components are:

  • Representing
  • Reasoning
  • Communicating
  • Making Connections
  • Problem Solving

Although young children experience things like patterns and equivalence in various aspects of life, they need support and guidance to understand key aspects of these concepts.

These activities encourage children to:

  • Communicate reasoning
  • Engage in discussion
  • Reflect on experiences
  • Connect new ideas with existing mathematical knowledge

Activities can be further divided into:

  • Individual Activities
  • Small-Group Activities
  • Whole-Class Activities
  • Reproducible blackline activities

Target Audience

Pre-K – Grade 1

Series Overview

The Mathematics for Young Minds Set is a collection of 6 teacher instruction activity books for Pre-K through to Grade 1. The series provides activities that are rich in concrete materials and language to expand and deepen conceptual knowledge.

These activities, which include blackline masters, help young children in the initial reasoning processes of identifying and describing attributes, matching, sorting, comparing, measurement, and ordering.