Mathematics / Year 1 / Number and Algebra / Patterns and algebra

Curriculum content descriptions

Investigate and describe number patterns formed by skip-counting and patterns with objects (ACMNA018)

Elaborations
  • using place-value patterns beyond the teens to generalise the number sequence and predict the next number
  • investigating patterns in the number system, such as the occurrence of a particular digit in the numbers to 100
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Patterns,  Skip counting

Interactive

Monster choir: making patterns

Help monsters in a choir to make animal sounds in order. Make a sequence of up to four sounds. Choose monsters so that their sounds match the sequence. Repeat the pattern to make a song.

Interactive

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.

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Count Us In, Ep 11: We can help you keep count!

Dodly is trying to keep count of the number of sheep in the backyard. Flynn helps Dodly to keep count by representing the numbers in different ways. They use models, drawings, strokes and numerals to keep count. Also discover the ways different cultures have recorded numbers.

Online

Primary mathematics: games, simulations and modelling

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'games, simulations and modelling' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers use games, ...

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Play School: Buttons and shapes

Have you ever looked at the buttons on your clothes? What shapes are they? You will find that most buttons are circles, but sometimes they can come in really different and interesting shapes, sizes and colours! What are some of the button shapes and colours mentioned in this video?

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Number trains

Arrange train carriages according to numbers on their sides. The numbers are represented in a range of formats such as words, numerals, dice dots or counting frames. Identify the numbers that come before and after starting numbers. Begin with numbers up to ten. Move on to work with larger numbers such as 40 and 50. Practise ...

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Numbers Count: Importance of zero

How important is zero in place value? How would you write '50' if there was no zero?

Online

TIMES Module 1: Number and Algebra: counting and place value - teacher guide

This is a 16-page guide for teachers. It is a module introducing the concept of place value.

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Numbers and counting - Foundation

This is a teacher resource that includes a set of student activities focusing on the numbers to 20, accompanied by copy masters and a detailed teacher guide for each activity. The activities cover the sequence of numbers, number names, 1:1 correspondence and recording and representing numbers, and make a connection to Asian ...

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Collections - comparing and ordering

This is a web resource that includes student activities and games focusing on collections to 20, accompanied by a teacher guide. Activities cover comparing collections using one-to-one correspondence, ordinal numbers with associated positional words and a game based on the traditional Japanese game of ohajiki. The resource ...

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Sites2See – number for primary

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

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Number frames, by the Math Learning Centre - iTunes app

Addition and subtraction using an interactive bread frame. Encourages the use of different strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems. Drawing tools enables students to annotate work to show their understanding. Write equations with the text tool. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.