Spotty, Stripy, Swirly: What are PATTERNS? - Jane Brocket
When something is repeated or set out in a special order, it creates a PATTERN.The author then shows pictures of everyday items. The pictures are vivid and colorful. I like the brevity of words on the pages. We could just look and discuss the patterns with each other. (I love that she showed at least 2 pictures with hand knit items.)
I See a Pattern Here - Bruce Goldstone
I especially liked pages 4-5; these pages had 8 different strings with beads on and the reader was asked, "What's Next?" These pages were a wonderful exercise for further discussion. The last two pages give you ideas for creating your own pattern.
Patterns - Sara Pistoia
Of the 3 books, this one was my least favorite. It was too wordy (for my taste) and seemed to expect the reader to just be able to soak the information up with limited interaction.
What tools have your used to help your students or children understand patterns?