# How Sequencing & Patterns Help With Math Skills

By Tiffany OvertonSequencing and patterns with math skills can involve color patterns and other great elements. Find out about how sequencing and patterns help with math skills with help from an experienced mathematics professional in this free video clip.

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Hello, my name is Tiffany Overton, and I am the founding partner of Eldridge Overton Educational Programs. Today, I'm going to talk about how sequencing and patterns help students become better math learners. The first activity by introducing your child to color patterns. Simply having them observe, green, red, green, red. You can extend this activity by asking your child, what would be the next color in this pattern, what would be the fifth color in this pattern? You can have the students look at a 100's chart and have them look at the number five. And then, ask them questions such as, what is the fifth number in the five column, in the 10 column? What would be the 20th number in this sequence. Patterns are an essential building block in the understanding of numbers. What starts as skip counting and recognizing patterns, moves onto more analytical and advanced math concepts. Again, my name is Tiffany Overton and I am the founding partner of Eldridge Overton Educational Programs. I hope that you found these ideas useful, thank you for watching.