# Order and arrange objects in patterns and explain the patterns

I can order and arrange objects in patterns and I can talk about the patterns I have made.

# Order and arrange objects in patterns and explain the patterns

I can order and arrange objects in patterns and I can talk about the patterns I have made.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- A pattern is a systematic arrangement of shapes, objects or other elements according to a rule.
- Patterns can be made by rotating a shape or object.
- Fractions of a turn and direction of a turn can be used to describe the rule of a pattern.
- A pattern can be extended by finding the unit of repeat.

### Common misconception

Children may describe shapes as 'upside down' or 'on its side' rather than describing the rotations.

Display the keywords from previous lessons such as clockwise, quarter turn etc. Model describing the rotations using these keywords and provide opportunities for children to practice this when creating their own patterns.

### Keywords

Pattern - An arrangement that follows a rule. A repeated set of numbers, shapes or objects.

Unit of repeat - The part of a pattern that appears over and over again.

Rotate - To spin or turn.

Rotation - A turn.

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