Why engaging with patterns is crucial for children’s early mathematics learning.
Several different approaches to explicating the important mathematics that underlies the content area of patterns
Videos of children, activities for prospective and practicing teachers, and readings that portray the development of an understanding of patterns & algebra
Materials designed to explain and illustrate the importance of the formative assessment of children’s thinking on patterns & algebra
Resources that teacher educators can use to support teachers to develop classroom practice that engages young children in patterns and algebraic thinking.
Fictionalized but very real examples of student experiences in learning to teach and in teaching early math.
Teacher educators are invited to use these materials flexibly, with varied settings, amounts of time, and participants. We present a variety of possible ways of getting started with these resources.