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Patterns on the lines

Shapes, patterns and symmetries in your free time

Camillo Bortolato

Product: Book

Trim size in cm: 20x27cm

Pages: 88

ISBN: 978-88-590-2569-6

Publication date: 01/03/2021

Suitable for: Primary 1st level (ages 6-7), Primary 2nd level (ages 8-10)


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In a single notebook, many original patterns are offered to primary school children, to help them improve concentration, explore geometric concepts, practice pre-graphism skills and relax in moments of free time. Children will discover that examples of beauty can be found everywhere: in the patterns and symmetries of a party tablecloth, but also walking down the street, perhaps observing the gates and iron bars of the houses. And, at the same time, they will be able to:

  • experiment with patience and concentration;
  • harmonize class times and enhance breaks;
  • practice graphic lines;
  • develop orientation skills on paper and in planning the design;
  • recognize sequences and symmetries;
  • discover hands-on the geometry of shapes forms.

100 patterns to:

  • complete
  • copy
  • reproduce with the included set square

What is the Analogical Method
Conceived by the teacher Camillo Bortolato, the Analogical Method leverages children’s intuition to transform the learning of mathematics and the Italian language into a joyful flight of discovery, an effective study method capable of accompanying children in learning in a natural way: through metaphors and analogies.


Index

First and second grade lines
Third and fourth grade lines
Fifth grade lines



FUN WITH BORTOLATO’S PATTERNS!


Camillo Bortolato designed two innovative titles for the Analogical Method series: Patterns on the lines and Concentration and calm with patterns and mandalas help primary school children to keep serenity and self-esteem in the class, training graphic skills and self-awareness at the same time.

PATTERNS ON THE LINES

Shapes, patterns and symmetries in your free time

Many original patterns are offered to primary school children, to help them improve concentration, explore geometric concepts, practice pre-graphism skills and relax in moments of free time. Children will learn to carefully observe everyday life objects, such as gates, carpets and railings, and appreciate the beauty in their lines. A useful tool to enhance breaks during the lesson, develop orientation skills on paper, recognize sequences and symmetries and discover hands-on the geometry of shapes. Find out more!

Contents

First and second grade lines | Third and fourth grade lines | Fifth grade lines

CONCENTRATION AND CALM WITH PATTERNS AND MANDALAS

Drawings for balancing out working speeds at primary school

How can teacher keep children who always finish first occupied, avoiding slower pupils to feel uncomfortable? How can they teach pupils that, in some moments, you have to keep quiet and respect the silence? How can they fill the remaining minutes when the lesson finishes earlier than expected? Concentration and calm with patterns and mandalas offers a journey in drawings designed to be easy to understand and long to carry out. Pupils, following their own rhythm, can reach a state of concentration, rest and satisfaction, enjoying the wonder of symmetries and colours. Each page of the book is supplemented with thoughts about life in the classroom and as a child, in a sort of daily journal along an ideal journey of personal growth and maturity. Find out more!

Contents

Patterns to begin | Pavings | Mandalas with a goniometer | Mandalas with a compass | Wheels

Leaf through some pages of the volume which have been translated into English to facilitate your evaluation of the product:

THE AUTHOR

Camillo Bortolato is a pedagogist and teacher with over 40 years experience in primary schools. In addition to teaching, he has for many years been intensely involved in research on methodologies and teaching tools for mathematics. He is particularly interested in designing tools which make teaching easier and school less heavy going for teachers, pupils and parents. The Bortolato Analogical Method appeals to children’s intuition to transform learning into a joyful flight of discovery by focusing on the innate way they learn. From 2005 to today more than 1.000.000 children in Italy have used the Analogical Method and its materials.



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