


The Wonder Number Lessons
Lesson No. 7: Patterning Understanding patterning is an essential element to learning the concept of multiplication. The colorcoded factors on the Wonder Number Board make multiplication easier. The colors create the visual patterns which lead to recognition and memorization of multiplication facts. The first number to be patterned on the board is the Blue 2. Begin by placing a chip on every multiple of 2 from 2 to 100. A distinct vertical pattern will emerge. Using a Wonder Number worksheet, color all the multiples of two in blue (see fig 32). The next number to be patterned on the board is the Red 3. Begin by placing a chip on every multiple of 3 from 3 to 99. A distinct diagonal pattern will emerge. Using a Wonder Number worksheet, color all the multiples of three in red (see fig 33). Continue the exercise of patterning and coloring with the basic numbers 4 through 10. Each individual number (4 through 10) will have a distinct pattern and color (see figs 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40). All of the completed worksheets can be kept in a notebook for the student’s future reference.

