Learning objects Musical number patterns: the challenge

TLF ID L1067

Make music by building up rhythms from two instruments. Make a counting rule that includes a given number. Select the start number and then select a number to count by. For example, include the number 9 in a counting pattern by starting at 1, then count by 4. Describe another counting pattern that includes the same number. Then play all of the sound patterns together to hear your music. This learning object is one in a series of five objects.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students solve number logic problems by creating counting rules to generate particular number patterns.
  • Students discover that different rules can produce the same number pattern.
  • Students associate various representations, including sound, of the same number pattern.
Educational value
  • Challenges students to match a given number pattern using two different counting rules.
  • Provides textual feedback during number pattern construction.
  • Enables students to hear the patterns using sound.
Year level

4; 5

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: 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
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    • Device independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
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    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
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