Mixed Pattern Weaving


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Review the concept of mixed math patterns using the IXL review page together as a class.

For each answer given, have students show a new way they could demonstrate that pattern (ie: use blocks, sketch, create a sculpture, etc).

Lesson Process:

Step 1: Explore a variety of weaving patterns and textures, as seen in this video. Notice the use of colors and textures (such as adding braids into the weaving) to highlight the patterns created by the woven piece.

Step 2: Discuss the patterns used in weaving – both the actual pattern used to create the weaving and the pattern created based on color and texture choices.

Step 3:  Outline a multi-pattern weaving on a piece of paper using mixed pattern number sequences. Students create a mixed pattern number sequence and then chart how they would use color and texture to create that into a weaving. For example, if the pattern was 1, 3, 7, 13 how might students create a weaving that showed that pattern using color (1 line of purple, 3 lines of pink, etc) and texture (7 lines of braided yarn, 13 lines of paper strips).

Step 4:  Students create their weaving based on their outline using cardboard looms.

Time Required:
30-45 minutes

Materials List:


Critique each presentation on: the use of color and texture to communicate the math pattern, as well as on the creation of an accurate mixed math pattern.