Finding and expressing relationships (Level 4)

New Zealand Curriculum: Level 4

Learning Progression Frameworks: Patterns and relationships, Signpost 5 to Signpost 6

Target students 

These activities are intended for students who have a broad range of strategies for addition, subtraction, and multiplication of whole numbers. They should have knowledge of most basic facts for addition, subtraction, and multiplication and have experience with making predictions about further members of spatial growth patterns (see Finding and expressing relationships at Level 3)

The following diagnostic questions indicate students’ understanding of, and ability to identify features of a growth pattern that change and those features that remain constant. The questions also explore students’ knowledge of representing growth patterns as word rules, tables, graphs, and equations. Allow access to pencil and paper. A calculator can be used to check answers if needed. (show diagnostic questions)

Teaching activities