Assessment resource Musical number patterns: problem-solving: assessment

TLF ID L9835

Make counting rules and rhythms to test your understanding of number patterns, as well as odd and even numbers. Create rules to make patterns of odd and even numbers, and then describe given patterns. Find two different solutions to a number pattern problem. View and print a report of your results. This assessment object is one in a series of two objects.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students create different rules to produce the same number pattern.
  • Students solve number logic problems by creating counting rules to generate particular number patterns.
  • Students apply understanding of odd and even numbers to solve problems.
  • Students create counting rules to generate specified number patterns.
  • Students identify generalisations about patterns.
Educational value
  • Assesses student skill in using counting rules to generate patterns of odd and even numbers.
  • Assesses student understanding of multiple-solution problems and their ability to make generalisations about patterns.
  • Includes a printable report of the student's performance.
Year level


Learning area
  • mathematics
  • Mathematics/Number and algebra
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis

    Other details

    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
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    • Technical implementer
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Jenni Way
    • Address: Springwood NSW 2777 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Organisation: Gayl O'Connor; Education Services Australia Ltd
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
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    • Technical implementer
    • Script writer
    • Name: Erica Dale
    • Address: Manly NSW 2095 Australia
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Assessment resource
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