We see ‘Numbers’ and ‘Patterns’ all around us all the time.
“Counting numbers have been a part of our daily life cycle.”
Similarly, there is a pattern in day and night, seasons, petals of the flower, and in the ripples of the water pond.
In the above video Arjun, a 3rd-grade cuemath student explains to us how he learned to count and recognize patterns at cuemath.
Counting numbers are the set of numbers that we use to learn how to count. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and so on. They are also called natural numbers—maybe since they feel natural to us because they are naturally the first numbers we learn. Sometimes they are also referred to as positive integers.
Arjun explains to us how the numbers are taught to children from their initial days at cuemath.
Week 1: During his first week counting numbers were taught using small beads. He was taught to count each bead at a single time.
Week 2: In the second week, now Arjun was able to do mental calculations just by looking at the number of beads.
Week 3: In the third week, Arjun was taught multiplication through the beads.
“This method of teaching can also be called as matrix multiplication (Rows * columns).”
By continuing the same method for the next week with bigger numbers will help him to improve his mental calculations.
Math Patterns are sequences that repeat based on a rule, and a rule is a set way to calculate or solve a problem.
“A pattern is a series or sequence that repeats.”
Arjun with the help of pattern recognition is now able to count the numbers.
Week 5: In the fifth week, smaller single beads are replaced with a single bigger block. It helps the student to count the numbers more quickly. Here, the small bids with count 10 were replaced with a bigger single block.
With this Arjun was able to count much quicker than before.
Again the group of beads was replaced by a single bigger block. Once this practice is practiced properly then the kids will have a better chance to count numbers easily.
Week 6: Now instead of counting the bids, Arjun is able to do immediate mental calculations just by looking at them. By repeating this for the next two weeks helped Arjun to master counting numbers.
Week 9: Now Arjun is able to count numbers. By moving further into the 9th week,
Now with the help of the plane figures, he was taught simple fractions.
The blue color triangle is ½ of the orange-colored square.
Similarly, the fractions are taught by illustrating different examples.
By repeating this for the next few weeks, Arjun will be able to mention the fraction of the plane figures.
Week 15: With all the practice, now Arjun is able to do mental calculations quicker. He can also identify the larger and smaller fractions by drawing their patterns.
“At Cuemath, Math is beautiful!”
Cuemath learning tools enable children to mentally calculate numbers and recognize patterns. This method of visual learning is very effective for children. They can actually visualize numbers, patterns, and shapes. And, in the process, increase their speed and accuracy.
For more explanation of Pattern recognition click here.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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