## Making Number Patterns

Grade | Work Samples | |
---|---|---|

Midway through Stage 2 (end of Year 3) | End of Stage 2 (end of Year 4) | |

Grade A | Courtney | Chris |

Grade B | Mackenzie Huong | Alex |

Grade C | Jules Flynn Shane | Ricky Morgan |

Grade D | Drew Reese Ainsley Tracy Kendall | Shannon Bobby Darcy |

## Foundation Statement strands

*The following strands are covered in this activity:*

## Description of activity

Students make a variety of number patterns using the four operations. They record number patterns in a variety of ways using diagrams, words or symbols.

Optional - Students determine the 10th term in a number pattern when given the first 5 numbers of the pattern.

## Suggested materials

Paper, pencils, patterning materials

## Prior learning

Students have been involved in creating, representing and continuing a variety of number patterns using the four operations. They have experimented with symbols, diagrams and words to describe patterns, and have predicted higher terms in number patterns.

## Outcomes

**Patterns and Algebra (PAS2.1)**

Generates, describes and records number patterns using a variety of strategies and completes simple number sentences by calculating missing values.**Communicating (WMS2.3)**

Uses appropriate terminology to describe, and symbols to represent, mathematical ideas.

## Criteria for assessing learning

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

- create a variety of number patterns using the four operations
- use mathematical terminology and/or symbols and diagrams to record a number pattern
- predict higher terms in number patterns
- make generalisations about number relationships