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Where's the Math?

Patterns and relationships are often identified as the essence of Mathematics. This book involves patterning. In particular, the mathematical topic explored is recursion, which is a mathematical expression where each term is created by repeating an action. Applications of recursion can be found in many areas. For example, in Computer Sciences, some programming languages rely heavily on recursion, allowing a procedure to be defined in terms of itself.

Patterning skills can be developed. Children should be able to observe, copy, extend, and create patterns. After observing patterns and relationships, kids should be able to make predictions and generalizations, and apply these to new situations. At the end of this book, you will find some suggested activities designed to advance patterning skills.

Suggested activities

Here are some activities to develop your child's patterning skills: