Minds On

Similarities and differences

Access the following episode of Odd Squad from TVOKids. As you explore the video, think about the following:

  • What patterns do you notice in the video?
  • How are the patterns in the video different?
  • How are the patterns in the video the same?

Record your ideas in a notebook or a method of your choice.

Action

Ten frame patterns

Pattern one

Examine the following pattern:

  • What do you notice about the pattern?
  • How does the pattern change?
  • What will come next in each pattern? How do you know?

Record your ideas in a notebook or a method of your choice.

Pattern two

Examine the following pattern:

  • What do you notice about the pattern?
  • How does the pattern change?
  • What will come next in each pattern? How do you know?

Record your ideas using the method of your choice and be prepared to share your thinking.

Pattern three

Examine this final pattern.

  • What do you notice about the pattern?
  • How does the pattern change?
  • What will come next in each pattern? How do you know?

Record your ideas using the method of your choice and be prepared to share your thinking.

Consolidation

Calendar patterns

Explore the following calendar. What are some of the different patterns that you can find?

Record and share (if possible) your ideas using the method of your choice.

Reflection

How do you feel about what you have learned in this activity? Which of the next four sentences best matches how you are feeling about your learning? Press the button that is beside this sentence.

I feel...

Now, record your ideas about your feelings using a voice recorder, speech-to-text, or writing tool.

Press ‘Discover More’ to extend your skills. 

Code breaker

The Odd Squad agents are solving challenges by figuring out what comes next in a pattern.

Can you figure out some patterns?

Play the game Code Breaker to help the Odd Squad! As you play, record some of the patterns you solve.