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# Musical number patterns: musical counter

TLF ID L1063

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 on every fourth note. Add a second or third number pattern using other musical instruments. Then play all of the sound patterns together to hear your music. This learning object is one in a series of five objects.

Tags: ZAC

#### Educational details

Key learning objectives
• Students apply counting rules to generate number patterns.
• Students represent number patterns on number lines.
• Students associate sound patterns with number patterns.
Educational value
• Provides opportunities for students to practice counting patterns on a number line.
• Allows students to select sounds to match each counting pattern.
• Provides textual feedback during number pattern construction.
Year level

1; 2

Learning area
• mathematics
Strand
• Mathematics/Number and algebra
Concept
• Mathematics/Counting
• Mathematics/Number lines
• Mathematics/Number patterns
• Mathematics/Number sequences
• Mathematics/Numbers to 10
• Mathematics/Whole numbers
Skill
• Knowledge;
• Comprehension;
• Application
Student activity
• Interactives;
• Experiment;
• Listening activity;
• Analysis
Learning design
• Experiential learning;
• Independent learning;
• Problem solving;
• Visual learning

#### Other details

Contributors
• Technical implementer
• Script writer
• Name: Erica Dale
• Organisation: Tungaroo Software
• Subject matter expert
• Name: Jenni Way
• Organisation: University of Western Sydney
• URL: http://www.uws.edu.au/
• Publisher
• Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
• Organisation: Education Services Australia
• Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
• URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
Access profile
• Colour independence
• Device independence
Learning resource type
• Interactive Resource
Browsers
• Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
• Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
• Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
• MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
• MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
Rights
• © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.