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Numbers can be organised and constructed to represent information.

Triangles and squares

Purpose: (Why am I doing this? What am I trying to learn?)
We are trying to investigate what patterns are and the connection
patterns have to problem solving and addition, subtraction or
multiplication.

I will: (What am I going to do?)
1. We are going to investigate numbers to find which
collections can be arranged as a square or a triangle.

2. We are going to find out how we record this pattern as
an addition or multiplication sum.

3. We can find these numbers on a 100s chart and see if
we can predict what number would come next in this
pattern.
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Numbers can be organised and constructed to represent information.
ALL LEVELS
Making patterns

Purpose: (Why am I doing this? What am I trying to learn?)
We are trying to investigate the form of patterns, follow a rule and
predict what will happen in the pattern.

I will: (What am I going to do?)
1. We are going to collect and organise tools to show a
pattern that matches a rule.

2. We are going to find different ways of recording our
pattern.

3. We will use the pattern to predict what will come next
in the pattern.

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Numbers can be organised and constructed to represent information.

Naming patterns

Purpose: (Why am I doing this? What am I trying to learn?)
We are going to investigate if there is a pattern in the names of
numbers and if that is connected to the way a number is organised.

I will: (What am I going to do?)
1. We are going to look at number name cards and talk
about how we can represent the numbers.

2. We are going to organise the numbers and see if
there is a pattern to the number names.

3. We are going to compare our ideas to number names
in other languages.

4. We are going to see if we can find ways to model the
numbers to show the way the number is said.

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Numbers can be organised and constructed to represent information.

100s of patterns

Purpose: (Why am I doing this? What am I trying to learn?)
We are trying to investigate the number patterns on a hundreds
chart.

I will: (What am I going to do?)
1. We are going to look at the hundreds chart and look
for patterns in the vertical rows on the 100s chart.

2. We are going to find different ways of recording and
explaining the patterns we find.

3. We are going to explore this pattern using the constant
function on the calculators and describe the pattern
using an addition sum.

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Numbers can be organised and constructed to represent information.

Number sequences and patterns

Purpose: (Why am I doing this? What am I trying to learn?)
We are trying to investigate how counting in sequence can form a
pattern and how it is connected to addition.

I will: (What am I going to do?)
1. Create a set of numbers from 0 -50. Decide on the
skip counting pattern we will use to make the pattern.

2. We will use se our tools to model the skip counting
pattern and record the sequence of numbers.

3. We will investigate the different ways we can record
this pattern as a sum.

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Numbers can be organised and constructed to represent information.

Make a prediction

Purpose: (Why am I doing this? What am I trying to learn?)
We are going to investigate how patterns can be used to form
predictions and discuss how this could be used as a problem
solving strategy.

I will: (What am I going to do?)
1. We are going to look at a sequence of numbers and
discuss what we see and what pattern we think is
happening.

2. We are going to test our ideas to prove what the
pattern is and write a rule to explain the pattern.

3. We will then extend the pattern and see if our rule
works.

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Numbers can be organised and constructed to represent information.

Doubles

Purpose: (Why am I doing this? What am I trying to learn?)
We are going to investigate what happens if we double a number.
Is there a pattern that can help us predict what comes next? We
are going to find 2 ways of recording the pattern.

I will: (What am I going to do?)
1. We are investigate what happens to a number
between 1 and 10 if we double it.

2. We are going to organise objects to show this pattern
and we are going to record the answers on a
hundreds chart

3. We are going to find 2 ways to record this pattern
using groups and addition.

4. We are going to use what we know to predict what will
come next in a new sequence of numbers.

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Numbers can be organised and constructed to represent information.

Use a pattern

Purpose: (Why am I doing this? What am I trying to learn?)
We are trying to identify what the pattern is and then use it to
complete a necklace. We are going to examine the attributes that
are repeating in the pattern.

I will: (What am I going to do?)
1. We are going to look at a necklace that has been
started for us.

2. We are going to talk about the pattern we can see and
what attributes are repeating in the pattern.

3. We are going to use what we know to complete the
pattern and necklace.

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Numbers can be organised and constructed to represent information.

Patterns in the answers

Purpose: (Why am I doing this? What am I trying to learn?)
We are trying to investigate multiplication charts and see if we can
find a pattern and use it to predict what would come next if we
extended the pattern.

I will: (What am I going to do?)
1. We are going to look at the multiplication charts and
find the ones that have a pattern sequence in the

2. We are going to find different ways of describing the
pattern in the answer column.

3. We are going to test our idea by extending the pattern
and then double checking it using a calculator.

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Numbers can be organised and constructed to represent information.

Patterns predictions

Purpose: (Why am I doing this? What am I trying to learn?)
We are trying to investigate a pattern and write a rule to match it.
We are going to use this rule to predict what will happen in a
certain part of the pattern sequence.

I will: (What am I going to do?)
1. We are going to look at the pattern card and form a
prediction about the pattern.

2. We are going to test our prediction and then write a
rule to explain the pattern.

3. We are going to use the rule to predict what will
happen in a certain part of the pattern sequence.

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Numbers can be organised and constructed to represent information.

Numbers and art

Purpose: (Why am I doing this? What am I trying to learn?)
We are trying to investigate how we can use a number sequence
to create an art pattern.

I will: (What am I going to do?)
1. We are going to look at a number pattern card and
talk about the different ways we could record this
using an art pattern.

2. We are going to find different ways of recording and
representing this pattern.

3. We are going to use our ideas about patterns and
make a new number card for someone else to use for
this activity.

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