PATTERNS

a Webquest for Kindergarten

INTRODUCTION

Have you ever noticed any patterns in your clothes or blankets? Did you know that you can make a pattern out of almost anything? Today on your quest you will see the many ways to make patterns.

THE TASK

After reading the book Beep Beep, Vroom Vroom! by Stuart Murphy, you will work on the computer to test your patterning abilities.

RESOURCES

* computer- PC or MAC

* access to the internet via Netscape or Explorer

* Murphy, S. (2000). Beep Beep, Vroom Vroom!. New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers.

* white paper (1 per child)

* cut out squares in blue (4 per child)

* cut out circles in red (4 per child)

* cut out triangles in green (4 per child)

* Internet sites (bookmark these websites):

1. http://funschool.lycos.com/cgi-bin/gl?pt_schla,f,53,66

2. http://funschool.lycos.com/cgi-bin/gl?pt_schla,f,53,46

3. http://funschool.lycos.com/cgi-bin/gl?pt_schla,f,98,24

4. http://funschool.lycos.com/cgi-bin/gl?pt_thtra,f,14,9

PROCESS

Follow these steps to complete your quest:

1. As a class read Beep Beep, Vroom Vroom! by Stuart J. Murphy

2. Go to the computer and play these fun patterning games by clicking on the web addresses:

a. http://funschool.lycos.com/cgi-bin/gl?pt_schla,f,53,66

b. http://funschool.lycos.com/cgi-bin/gl?pt_schla,f,53,46

c. http://funschool.lycos.com/cgi-bin/gl?pt_schla,f,98,24

d. http://funschool.lycos.com/cgi-bin/gl?pt_thtra,f,14,9

3. When you have finished playing the games, take a piece of white paper, 4 blue squares, 4 red circles, and 4 green triangles.

4. Make a pattern using the cut out shapes. Glue the shapes in a pattern onto your white sheet of paper. You do not have to use all of the shapes!

5. When you are done, hand your pattern sheet to your teacher.

EVALUATION

You will be evaluated by your teacher on the following:

1. Did the child make a pattern with the shapes? YES NO

2. Did the child demonstrate a knowledge of patterning? YES NO

3. As the child worked on the games on the computer YES NO

did he/she demonstrate and understanding of patterns?

CONCLUSION

By the end of this Webquest you should have realized that patterns can be made from anything. Can you think of any other patterns you could make? Try them out!


Created by Meghan Hickey, Fall 2000

Bowling Green State University Graduate Student

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