Out of all mental skills, pattern recognition is said to have the highest correlation with general intelligence. Pattern recognition is the ability to recognize order in a chaos. Patterns can be found in ideas, words, symbols, numbers, and images.
Patterns help children learn sequencing and to make predictions which leads to mathematical skills, logic structure in algebra, and to establishing order in life.
Children learn best through play and this works very well when you teach a concept such as patterns. Kids will learn how to recognize patterns with the Rubik's Cube, Hexaflexagons, the Tower of Hanoi, Sudoku and more!