Pattern, Function and Skip Counting

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Pattern and Function

During Term 1 students inquire into Pattern and Function. Students learn to identify, name, extend and show patterns in various ways. We explore patterns around us, make repeating patterns and determine features of patterns. Students translate patterns, creating them in different ways and using a 100 chart to find number patterns.

Our ‘Central Idea’ is:

Patterns have repetitive features that can be identified and described.

Our ‘Lines of Inquiry’ are:

– Characteristics of a pattern

– Different ways to make, describe and record patterns

– How patterns help us to predict

Skip Counting & Patterns

As part of their learning about pattern and number the students have been skip counting with numbers to 100.

  •      Practise skip counting (by 2′s, 5′s and 10′s) with or without a hundred chart. 
  •      Practise locating numbers on and navigating the 100 chart (10 more, 10 less, 1 more, 1 less, etc.) and finding patterns on the hundred chart using Splatt 100. You can also practise these skills by playing Starship Games.
  •     Pattern Mania
  •     Colour Patterns

(Please note you may need to install flash or JAVA on your computer for some of the online games to work)