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Mathematics / Year 2 / Number and Algebra / Patterns and algebra

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Curriculum content descriptions

Solve problems by using number sentences for addition or subtraction (ACMNA036)

  • representing a word problem as a number sentence
  • writing a word problem to represent a number sentence
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Mathematical expressions

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Balance the cups: use the rule 1

Put blocks into the cups on the scales to make them balance, using the number rule A = B + C. Use your knowledge of addition to help you work out how many blocks you need in each cup. Finish the number sentence to show an equal number of blocks on each side. This learning object is the first in a series of three learning objects.

Interactive Resource

Sites2See: Patterns and Algebra

Selected links to a range of interactive online resources for the study of patterns and algebra in Foundation to Year 6 Mathematics.

Assessment resource

Musical number patterns: counting rules: assessment

Test your understanding of counting rules by building up rhythms for four musical instruments. Make counting patterns by following the given rules, or use the musical patterns to work out what the counting rules are. Then, make your own music by creating rules to make the counting patterns. View and print a report of your ...

Teacher resource

reSolve: Algebra - Equivalence

This sequence of two lessons builds students' understanding of equivalence as balance. The equals sign is used to indicate the same value on both sides of an equation. Students develop their understanding of equivalence by looking at balancing scales with blocks of different weights. Each lesson is outlined in detail including ...

Interactive resource

Musical number patterns: musical counter

Make some music by building up rhythms from four instruments. Follow a counting rule that gives a starting point on a number line and the number of beats to skip. Add a whole number several times on the number line to make a pattern. For example, set up a sound pattern where a drum waits on the first note, and then plays ...

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Musical number patterns: music maker

Make some music by building up rhythms for four instruments. Choose a starting point on a number line and build a counting rule. Count in lots between 2 and 10 until you reach 36. Add your number several times on the number line to make a pattern. For example, set up a sound pattern where a trumpet waits on the first note, ...