About What’s Missing?

The goal of this game is to recognize a pattern rule and to fill in a pattern’s missing piece.

What's the math in this game?

The children will notice which strategies to use to identify the missing card. Strategy choice can tell you a lot about what children know and what they are ready to learn! For example, some children will count the cards from 1 up to the missing card. Others will know the missing card right away because they know 4 comes after 3 and before 5. Point out the "number-before" and “number-after” to direct children's attention to number order.

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Print these templates and invite children to playfully create, copy, extend, fix, and transfer patterns!

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