The benefits and importance of pattern studies for our children?
We try to make sense of events and facts in a certain order and to maintain our special order. Thanks to these patterns, we can improve our predictions, establish a cause-effect relationship between events, and make inferences for ourselves. These and more are the parts that improve our social skills. So when it comes to how it contributes to our children’s education. The first is language development, the second is mathematics development. Let’s start with language development. The order of the words we use in speaking is actually a pattern. Let’s call it the subject-predicate in its simplest terms. When children start to read, they first recognize the letters and the juxtaposition of the letters in a certain order creates words. Studies have shown that children who spend time in the mold make transition to reading faster and more comfortably. Since it recognizes the pattern order, it will define the word formation order and make the order. The predictable relationships between the patterns are said to be similar to the predictable relationships between letters. The same is true for mathematics. Predictable relationships between patterns are similar to predictable relationships between numbers. Again, according to research, it was stated that it is important to ensure the development of analytical thinking, to prevent the difficulties they may encounter in their later mathematical lives, to create a good foundation in their further education life, and to focus on the pattern. activities in preschool and primary school mathematics programs. In fact, in its simplest terms, mathematics is a pattern language. The child who meets in the preschool period and can define the pattern will easily understand the language of mathematics in the future. Features such as recognizing and maintaining patterns are very important in seeing mathematical relationships, making generalizations, and understanding the order of mathematics.
We hope you benefit from it. Don’t forget to start the patterns from the simple level.