# DMIC Maths

Developing Mathematical Inquiry Communities

The students are continuing to work on Algebra: Patterns and Relationships.

Recognising patterns is seen as critical to algebraic thinking because it develops studentsâ€™ ability to express generalities by recognising commonalities, articulating rules and relationships, and eventually representing those relationships using symbols.

Using the above image, the year 3/4 children have to answer the following questions:

How many squares does each position have?Use colours, numbers, and drawings to show how the pattern isgrowing.

How many squares will position number 25 have?