The Pattern Boards Pocket Guide for Teachers
This book contains the best games from Experimenting With Numbers to be played with the Pattern Boards. The book is pocket-sized (5 by 4 inches), made out of sturdy cardstock and can be easily balanced on the teacher's knee as she teaches the game. The bottom pages contain a picture of the game and the top pages explain the lesson. Each book has 3 sections. Each section contains skills that are most appropriate for a designated age group.
- Level I – Concrete: Nursery
- Level II – Language: Pre-School 4's and 5's
- Level III – Symbols: Kindergarten and First Grade
Note: The teacher considers a child's age, mastery of language and ability to think abstractly when choosing the level. If working with an older student, the teacher would begin at Level I and proceed quickly to the appropriate level.
As teachers play the games, inevitably students and teachers come up with new games. Please share them with us and we will update future editions.