Do you think it’s easier to create shrinking patterns or growing patterns? Why

Would you choose pattern blocks or square tiles if you were creating a repeating pattern?

Open up questions for inquiry. Marian Small offers lots more suggestions in Open Questions for the 3 Part Lesson K-3: Measurement, Patterning and Algebra.

In A Pattern for Pepper the main character is on a mission to find materials for her first custom-made dress. She takes inspiration from patterns in fabrics.

Task inspired from this text:

Design a shirt that has a repeating pattern on it. Co-create possible pattern elements/attributes.

Adapted from Marian Small resource pg. 89