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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  
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Nicky
Dale
Haley

Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

Working Mathematically, Patterns and Algebra

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
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