Patterns & Algebra

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Outcomes & Indicators

Early Stage One

PAES1.1: Recognises, describes, creates and continues repeating patterns and number patterns that increase or decrease.
  • Recognise, describe, create and continue repeating patterns.
  • Continue simple number patterns that increase or decrease.
  • Use the term 'is the same as' to describe equality of groups.
Stage One
PAS1.1: Creates, represents and continues a variety of number patterns, supplies missing elements in a pattern and builds number relationships.
  • Create, represent and continue a variety of number patterns and supply missing elements.
  • Build number relationships by relating addition and subtraction facts to at least 20.
  • Make generalisations about number relationships.
  • Use the equals sign to record equivalent number relationships.
Stage Two
PAS2.1: Generates, describes and records number patterns using a variety of strategies and completes simple number sentences by calculating missing values.
  • Generate, describe and record number patterns using a variety of strategies.
  • Build number relationships by relating multiplication and division facts to at least 10x10.
  • Complete simple number sentences by calculating the value of a missing number.
Stage Three
PAS3.1a: Records, analyses and describes geometric and number patterns that involve one operation using tables and words.
PAS3.1b: Constructs, verifies and completes number sentences involving the four operations with a variety of numbers.
  • Build simple geometric patterns involving multiples.
  • Complete a table of values for geometric and number patterns.
  • Describe a pattern in words in more than one way.
  • Construct, verify and complete number sentences involving the four operations with a variety of numbers.

Interactive Activities

Shape & Sound patterns

Colour PatternspatterncolourBUT.png
Shape PatternspatternshapeBUT.png
Missing Shape PatternspatternshsapesgudliBUT.png
Shape Patterns #2Patternshapes2BUT.png
Pattern Quest - Mastermindpattern_questBUT.png
Sound PatternsPatternsoundsBUT.png

Number sequences and patterns

What Number is Missing?patternspandaBUT.png
Number Sequences

Number PatternsNumberPatterns1BUT.png
Pattern BingopatterncountBUT.png
Count By Gamepatterncount2BUT.png
Number Pattern Mission
Exploring Number Patterns
Duck target - Count by 10scountby10sducksBUT.png
Fishy - Count by 2sfishy2sBUT.png
Fairies in the Fog - RandomfairyrandompatternsBUT.png
Fairies in the Fog - Count by 2fairyrandompatternsBUT.png
Fairies in the Fog - Odd numbersfairyrandompatternsBUT.png
Fairies in the Fog - Count by 5sfairyrandompatternsBUT.png
Fairies in the Fog - Count by 10sfairyrandompatternsBUT.png
Fairies in the Fog - Count by 3sfairyrandompatternsBUT.png
Fruit Shoot - Equationsfruitshootequations.png
Balloon Pop Patternsballoonpoppatterns.png
Missing Number Addition
Function Machine
Function Machine
Function Machine
//Number function Patterns//
Function Machine

Number Equations

Comparing fractions & decimals
Comparing calculations
Ordering Calculations
Make 15
Make 24
Quick Math

Smart Notebook Activities

Brief Overview

Problem Solving activities based on the idea of using only one of the each digits from 0-9. Contains problems
involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Can be used from Stage 1 onwards. File also includes
ideas on creating your own problems to suit the needs of your students.

Discover the missing number by investigating the relationship between the numbers.S1-2

Similar activity to above but more simplified version. S1

Penguins count provides strategies for patterning and subitising of penguins. From Best Start website. ES1-S1

Students create patterns with objects and shapes. The pattern is then described and continued.
Students create patterns with shapes and label the patterns using numeral cards. From Best Start website. ES1-S1

A stage 2 notebook file that investigates different strategies for solving missing number sentence problems. Thanks to Marni Patterson for creating and sharing this file.

Investigates the simple idea of patterns using shapes and numbers.

This PowerPoint presentation looks at examples of differnet patterns involving one or two operations.

iPad Apps