Camp Kawartha

Patterns in Nature

From the whorls of branches on a red pine tree to the delicate plume of a dandelion seed, nature exhibits beauty and symmetry in a variety of striking patterns. Help your students develop an “eye” for discovering micro and macro patterns in the field, forest and wetland ecosystems that are an integral part of our natural communities.

Seasons: Fall, Winter, Spring

Feel free to contact us about modifying any of our outdoor education programs to suit older or younger students.

Grade 5 : Math Curriculum Links

Patterning and Algebra

Specific Expectations
• create, identify, and extend numeric and geometric patterns, using a variety of tools (e.g., concrete materials, paper and pencil, calculators, spreadsheets);

Grade 5 : Math Curriculum Links

Patterning and Algebra

Overall Expectations
• describe and represent relationships in growing and shrinking patterns (where the terms are whole numbers),and investigate repeating patterns involving rotations;

Specific Expectations
• identify geometric patterns, through investigation using concrete materials or drawings, and represent them numerically;