Cut and Pace
This worksheet is a pattern recognition activity that challenges students to identify and continue a sequence of shapes. It displays rows of alternating diamonds and squares, with one shape missing at the end of each sequence. At the bottom of the worksheet, there are shapes outlined with dashed lines, indicating that these are to be cut out. Students must cut the correct shape from the options provided and paste it in the appropriate space to complete the pattern in each row.
The worksheet teaches students to identify geometric patterns and understand the concept of alternation within a sequence. This activity enhances cognitive skills by requiring students to discern the order of shapes and select the appropriate one to continue the pattern. The cutting and pasting elements of the task also serve to refine fine motor skills, essential for handwriting and other precise manual tasks. Additionally, the worksheet introduces basic geometry concepts, such as the recognition of diamond and square shapes.