Students explore patterning using visual and auditory elements to create patterns, extend patterns, create equivalent patterns and complete patterns.

Teacher notes

  • Students create or complete a visual sound pattern represented by different monsters.
  • Both visual and sound cues are provided.
  • Symbolic representations are used to show the monsters selected.

Learning objects

Monster Choir picture.

Monster choir: look and listen
Students create a pattern. The student determines the first part of the pattern, which is shown as a sequence of two or three different shapes. By listening to, and selecting different monsters, the student creates an equivalent sequence. They then use auditory memory skills to replicate the sequence to extend the pattern. Feedback is given after they have made an attempt.

Monster Choir picture.

Monster choir: missing monsters
Students create visual and sound patterns. First they select two, three or four monsters to sing the first part of their pattern. This sequence is shown using a symbolic representation. Students repeat this sequence to create the whole pattern. The monster choir plays and performs the pattern.

Monster Choir picture. Monster choir: making patterns
Students complete a shape pattern. By selecting different monsters to represent each of the different shapes, the student creates an equivalent sequence. They then extend this pattern to hear the whole pattern played and performed by the monster choir.