- "A Tikiville Turkey Day"
Hacker steals the legendary Egg of Benedicta - and the lush landscape of Tikiville wilts and turns brown. The spirit of the Tikians is crushed and Creech is in big trouble unless the CyberSquad can help! When their attempt to recover the Egg from Hacker fails, they hatch a new plan to replace the Egg. By studying patterns in nature, can they recreate the nest and restore peace and harmony to Tikiville?
Tune in to any episode of Boohbah to see color and movement patterns.
Do in Class
- Boohbah: Flower Patterns - Investigate patterns in nature by observing plants and compare and contrast characteristics in different plants.
- Curious George: Pattern Play - Understand, identify and create patterns to build basic math skills.
- Jazz: Repeat the Beat: Tap Your Feet - Practice following a pattern in music.
- PBS Mathline: Here, There & Everywhere - Explore, identify, describe and create repeating patterns found in everyday life.
- PBS Mathline: It's a Perfect Fit, Part 2 - Shaping Up - Join pattern block pieces together to cover a region, and identify and describe numerical relationships found among pattern block shapes.
- PBS Mathline: The Magic Box - Recognize, describe, create and extend repeating and arithmetic patterns. Discover how patterns, shapes and arithmetic can be found in everyday places and activities.
- PBS Mathline: Peddling Petals - Create, extend and describe arithmetic patterns using the setting of a flower-making fund-raiser.
- PBS Parents Guide to Early Math: Pasta Patterns - Make and wear colorful pasta necklaces for a fun and creative way to explore patterns.
- ZOOM: Square Walk - Create a secret pattern to traverse a grid of 36 squares. Challenge a partner to discover the pattern.
- Arthur: Virtual Goose - Practice pattern and matching skills. Choose the correct circle pattern to match the one given.
- Boohbah: Boohbah Patterns - Make patterns and shapes online with the Boohbahs.
- Curious George: Roller Monkey - Identify and match the correct patterned skates to the ones George and Hundley are wearing.
- Cyberchase: Crack Hacker's Safe - Use decoding skills and knowledge of patterns to decipher a pattern of shapes, numbers and colors and open the safe.
- Cyberchase: Pattern Player - Utilize knowledge about patterns, sequence and relationships to create a pattern that combines sight and sound.
- Cyberchase: Pattern Quest - Explore the use of variables, sequence and trial and error to recreate a secret pattern.
- PBS Parents Guide to Early Math: Pattern Matcher - Can you find the matching patterns? Try two levels of play.
- PBS Parents Guide to Early Math: Let's Tessellate! - Pick a pattern and then watch it tessellate!
- Math for Fun Projects
By Andrew King and Tony Kenyon
Published April 1999 by Millbrook Press, Inc.
Want to make fractions, shapes, patterns, time, and measurement more fun? This follow-up to "Science for Fun Experiments" allows readers ages 7-9 to learn about math using everyday objects, the outdoors, games, and more.
- Math for All Seasons
By Greg Tang and Harry Briggs
Published February 2002 by Scholastic, Inc.
Each two-page spread presents a counting problem in riddle form. Find the answers by simply counting or look for patterns and combine items. This brightly illustrated book encourages creative problem solving. Answers are provided at the end of the book.
*As most PBS children's programs offer one year extended taping rights for teachers, please feel free to tape them now and save them for use in your classroom during the school year.