Patterns, Relations, and Algebra
for Grades PreK-K
Understand patterns, relations, and functions
Represent and analyze mathematical situations and structures using algebraic symbols
Use mathematical models to represent and understand quantitative relationships
Analyze change in various contexts
Students engage in problem solving, communicating, reasoning, connecting, and representing as they:
Identify the attributes of objects as a foundation for sorting and classifying, e.g., a red truck, a red block, and a red ball share the attribute of being red; a square block, a square cracker, and a square book share the attribute of being square shaped.
Sort and classify objects by color, shape, size, number, and other properties.
Identify, reproduce, describe, extend, and create color, rhythmic, shape, number, and letter repeating patterns with simple attributes, e.g., ABABAB....