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Students use a word processing program to make patterns.


  • Students will extend, generalize, recognize, and write a variety of patterns using an AppleWorks template.


  • Using a template, have students complete patterns.
  • For example, if the pattern is red square, green square, red square, green square, what color square comes next?
  • The students would use the fill tool to fill the last blank square red.

Sunshine State Standards

  • MA.K.A.4.1

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Use a variety of media and technology resources for directed and independent learning activities.
  • Use technology resources (e.g., puzzles, logical thinking programs, writing tools, digital cameras, drawing tools) for problem solving, communication, and illustration of thoughts, ideas, and stories.


Choose from the following tools
  • AppleWorks
  • Inspiration
  • Kidspiration



  • Students can make their own patterns to test their partners.
  • This activity could also be done in Kidspiration using different pallettes. The teacher can also create their own pallettes to make the patterns more personalized.

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