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BBC Bitesize: number patterns - revision

These illustrated information sheets review square, cube and triangular numbers and the concept of multiples as they can be useful in number patterns. Methods for finding the rule and hence the next term in a number sequence and a sequence of shapes are demonstrated and students engage in practising these types of questions. ...

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Phi challenge

The golden ratio, Phi: fact or fallacy? What about the Fibonacci sequence? We are told this ratio and its cousin Fibonacci occur everywhere in nature. Let's see which of these claims stacks up when put to the test.

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Visual, geometrical and numerical patterns

This interactive animated presentation includes different scenarios in which visual, geometrical and numerical patterns are identified, explained and described. Students are engaged in extending patterns; and creating and using rules to describe and extend the patterns.

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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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Circus towers: square stacks

Work out how many acrobats are needed to form square-shaped human towers. Start by building a square tower with four acrobats: two acrobats in the base layer and two acrobats standing on their shoulders. Examine a table and graph of the total number of acrobats in the towers. Predict the number of acrobats needed to build ...

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Swamp survival: hundredths patterns

Help the boy cross the dangerous swamp by making a path of stepping stones. Place the decimals in an ascending order, skip-counting by tenths or hundredths to form the path. Compare the decimal fraction on each stepping stone to the others to see if it is larger or smaller. Look for a skip-counting pattern. Put the decimals ...

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Swamp survival: thousandths counting

Help the boy cross the dangerous swamp by making a path of stepping stones. Place the decimals in an ascending order, counting by thousandths to form the path. Compare the decimal fraction on each stepping-stone to the others to see if it is larger or smaller. Look for a counting pattern. Put the decimals in order from ...

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Swamp survival: thousandths patterns

Help the boy cross the dangerous swamp by making a path of stepping stones. Place the decimals in an ascending order, skip-counting by hundredths and thousandths to form the path. Compare the decimal fraction on each stepping stone to the others to see if it is larger or smaller. Look for a skip-counting pattern. Put the ...

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Number trains: patterns: assessment

Test your understanding of numbers and order them to create patterns. Arrange train carriages according to numbers on their sides to form patterns. For example, count in fives to arrange four carriages into the sequence 12, 17, 22, 27. Identify the numbers that come before and after starting numbers. Work with numbers in ...

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Exploring addition and subtraction

This collection contains 12 digital curriculum resources from the 'Counting beetles' and 'Number trains' series. The collection includes two categories of counting strategies: counting on and back, to give students practice in counting on or back from any number up to 120; and counting using number representations. A third ...

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A second hand - mathematics activities

The photograph depicts a humorous approach to advertising a 'second-hand' store. It suggests a range of comparisons from the various patterns detectable here. The photograph has the potential to be considered as a 'self-replicating' process that provides a lead-in to so-called 'L systems', and to the concepts of fractals ...

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Starting Smart: what's next in the pattern? - early years

This curriculum resource package contains a ten-week early years teaching plan and set of resources developed to extend early years students' knowledge and understanding of patterning. The package includes seven detailed lesson plans to establish students' current knowledge and learning needs. Beginning with establishing ...

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Whole numbers level 4: numbers to 1000

This set of online activities focuses on the development and consolidation of number concepts to 1000 and beyond. This is the fourth of seven levels in a series focusing on whole numbers to six digits. This is the fourth level and develops some ideas about money and shopping. Each level includes interactive drills and practice ...

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Whole numbers level 5: four-digit numbers

This set of online activities focuses on the development and consolidation of number concepts to four digits and beyond. This is the fifth of seven levels in a series focusing on whole numbers to six digits. This level develops ideas about place value, rounding and number notation. Each level includes interactive drills ...

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Common misunderstandings: level 2: place value

This is a teaching resource for teachers of years 1 and 2 that provides descriptions of some common student misunderstandings about place value, the impact of the misconceptions on counting increasingly large collections of objects, and the use of place value to name and rename numbers. An advice rubric provides interpretations ...

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BBC Bitesize: number patterns

In this interactive resource, students are introduced to the formation of patterns of numbers through addition, subtraction, multiplication or division by a constant. This concept is extended to patterns using shapes. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the BBC's Bitesize collection.

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BBC Bitesize: linear sequences

This interactive resource introduces students to the meaning of the term 'linear sequence'. Finding the rule both in words or symbols, and in terms of the position in the sequence, is covered in worked examples and in questions for students to attempt. Further terms in the sequence are found by continuing the pattern and ...

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BBC Bitesize: linear sequences - revision

These illustrated information sheets revise the definition of a sequence and the nth term. The method of finding the rule for the nth term is extended to more complicated sequences. Highest common factors and lowest common multiples of pairs of numbers are found. This resource is one of a series of online resources from ...

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Patterns around us

Dodly and Flynn find out what a pattern is, and look at different patterns around them. They work out what comes next by continuing the patterns. They make and continue patterns with fruit, shells, steps and singing.

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Counting backwards by ones

Watch a magician and his trusty helpers do a magic trick. Join the audience as they count down from ten to see what happens with the magic hanky and magic umbrella.