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4. Making Number Patterns

## Making Number Patterns

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