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

    Other details

    • Technical implementer
    • Script writer
    • Name: Erica Dale
    • Organisation: Tungaroo Software
    • Address: Sydney NSW Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Jenni Way
    • Organisation: University of Western Sydney
    • Address: Penrith NSW Australia
    • URL:
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    • 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
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.