# NA1-6: Create and continue sequential patterns.

Elaboration on this Achievement Objective

This means the students will explore sequential patterns. A sequential pattern is one in which further members of that pattern can be predicted from previous members. So ..., and 1, 3, 5, 7, ... are sequential patterns. At Level One students should be able to reproduce a given pattern using objects, drawings or symbols and continue the pattern on with justification. *(It goes square, circle, star...)* They should also be able to invent their own patterns and communicate the “rule” for their pattern to others.

Teaching resources for this Achievement Objective

This unit provides you with a range of opportunities to assess the entry level of achievement of your students.

Use groupings to efficiently count the number of objects in a set. Create picture graphs about category data and discuss patterns in the data. Create and follow instructions to make a model made with shapes. Order a set of objects by mass (weight). Create a sequential pattern and predict further...

Units of Work

Number and Algebra

Level One

Devise and use problem solving strategies to explore situations mathematically (make a drawing, use equipment) Identify circles, squares and triangles. Continue and describe a repeating pattern

Problem solving activities

Number and Algebra

Level One

In this unit of work we link the development of skip-counting patterns to bars on a relationship graph. We also plot our skip-counting patterns on a hundreds board.

Continue a skip-counting pattern. Describe skip-counting patterns. Use graphs to illustrate skip-counting patterns.

Units of Work

Number and Algebra

Level One

describe and continue a repeating and sequential patterns draw a picture or use equipment to solve a problem

Problem solving activities

Number and Algebra

Level One

The purpose of this unit of is to develop pattern-based thinking through the exploration of a pattern that is central to our number system: odd and even numbers.

Recognise even and odd numbers. Independently investigate, recognise and report on the patterns and characteristics of even numbers and of odd numbers. State generalisations about the addition and subtraction of even numbers and of odd numbers. Investigate and recognise the results of adding and...

Units of Work

Number and Algebra

Level One

describe number patterns add numbers to a total of 24

Problem solving activities

Number and Algebra

Level One

The purpose of this activity is to engage students in continuing a sequential pattern and identifying a specific term in that pattern.

Rich learning activities

Number and Algebra

Level One

identify and continue a repeating number pattern (1, 3, 5, 7,...)

Problem solving activities

Number and Algebra

Level One

In this unit students explore and create patterns of two and three elements using the rhyme "Mary, Mary Quite Contrary" as a focusing theme.

"Read" a repeating pattern and predict what may come next. Create a repeating pattern with two elements. Create a repeating pattern with three elements.

Units of Work

Number and Algebra

Level One

In this unit, students are introduced to the notion of a repeating pattern. This is done by a number of means including the use of everyday objects. They are encouraged to create, describe and continue patterns.

Describe patterns. Continue patterns. Create patterns.

Units of Work

Number and Algebra

Level One

The purpose of this activity is to engage students in identifying the similarities and differences of solid objects and using these attributes to produce a repeating pattern.

Rich learning activities

Number and Algebra

Level One

In this unit we explore linear patterns using snakes as the context. We examine, construct and record snakes of different patterns. We also put scarves on our snakes and ask others to predict what is hidden.

Record patterns on grid paper. Make predictions about ‘missing’ sections of a pattern. Use words to describe linear patterns.

Units of Work

Number and Algebra

Level One

In this unit the students design and construct homes for the three pigs. Each of the homes is made and filled with patterns that we explore.

Continue a sequential pattern. Systematically count to establish rules for sequential patterns. Skip count in 2s, 5s and 3s.

Units of Work

Number and Algebra

Level One

This is an activity based on the picture book Twice My Size

Students will be able to explain the idea of doubling in measurement (measure it and then add/count on the same number of units to get the new measurement) Students will be able to measure an object in non-standard units and find “twice” or “double” by counting.

Picture book activities

Geometry and Measurement

Level One