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DMIC Maths

Maire Bowler —

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 students’ 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?