Research has found that Patterning in Mathematics enhances student learning. Patterns arise in all part of mathematics - in numbers and chance, in geometry and data, and in formulas and functions. Patterns not only engage students in all areas of mathematics (arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability, statistics, etc.), but also in all types of mathematical activity.
Patterning in Mathematics for secondary students will focus on the strategy of using patterns to make meaning and connect new information and procedures to known information. Critical thinking, deductive reasoning and logic will be emphasized as problem solving skills. Participants will gain information that will enable them to design lessons in which students use patterns to improve their understanding of mathematics.