Unifix Early Pattern Card Books and Cubes, Preschool-K
Tucker, Patrice, Teaching Children Mathematics
Unifix Early Pattern Card Books and Cubes, Preschool-K. Book 1, Patterns in 2s, ISBN 1-885111-94-0; Book 2, Patterns in 3s, ISBN 1-885111-95-9; Book 3, Pattern in 4s, ISBN 1-885111-96-7; Book 4, Simple Mixed Sequences, ISBN 1-885111-97-5; Book 5, Vertical Rods to 3, ISBN 1 -885111-98-3; Book 6, Vertical Rods to 5, ISBN 1-885111-99-1. 12 pp., ea., $8.95; set, $49.95. Cubes for Pattern Books (300 pieces), $38. World Teachers Press, 395 Main St., Rowley, MA 01969, (800) 433-4329.
Each of these books contains spiral-bound cards designed to give students independent practice in patterning with Unifix cubes. Each book has twelve cards that progress from simple to more complex tasks. Books 1, 2, and 3 work on AB, ABC, and ABCD patterns, respectively. Books 4 through 6 introduce growing patterns with varying numbers of cubes. The entire set is advertised as appropriate for students between the ages of 3 and 5.
This product is very user-friendly. No written directions are given for the child to follow. Each card uses full-sized colored drawings of Unifix cubes followed by full-sized dotted outlines of cubes for the child to extend patterns. …