Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Speed! - Patterns in the Cards - Two Speed

This is the first in a new series of posts. - Patterns in the Cards - I created the fun card game Speed! to teach multiplication. It uses skip counting to teach children to multiply and how to multiply faster. The series of Patterns in the Cards blog posts are meant to show some simple activities that can aid in number sense development using the Speed! cards.

I plan to go through each deck of Speed! cards with you searching for patterns. When we are through with all the decks then the real fun begins. -Combining decks and looking for patterns - I hope you are ready to join me on this fun, visual math journey.

Since this is the first week we can start out easy.

Two Speed
Lay your cards out like this. What patterns do you see?
Here are the patterns I found with my son.
1. Ones digit is the same looking down the columns.
2. Tens digit is a 0-0-0-0-1 and then a 1-1-1-1-2.

Do you think these patterns would continue if we added more cards?
They do!
Did you find any more patterns? Can you lay your cards out differently and find more patterns?

When you are done with this activity get out Three Speed and get ready for next week. Hint: Lay out your Three Speed Cards in a 3x3 grid with the 30 card left over to find cool patterns.

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