Once you have had a chance to explore patterns and pattern breaking with the book, there is lots you can do off the page! You can look around for patterns in your house, or when you’re out shopping, or at the playground, or on a walk. And the patterns can go beyond colors. Here’s a pattern with starfish, based on 5s and 6s.

And here’s a pattern in the rails of a bridge. If you’re interested in looking for them, you really do find patterns everywhere!

You also might get inspired to make your own patterns – and break them too!

Colors make the easiest starting place for this project, but you can extend it to shapes, numbers, letters, or anything else you can think of!

Pattern Breakers by Daniel Finkel is a delightful book that combines storytelling and math to create a fun and interactive learning experience for young children. The book is visually appealing, with bright colors and clear fonts that make it easy for children to read and follow along... perfect as a first book on math and patterns, since it does a great job of introducing young children to basic mathematical concepts in an engaging manner, making it an excellent tool for parents and educators.

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