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Finding patterns investigations. (Square numbers)

Finding patterns investigations. (Square numbers)

This is an investigation that my children loved it. I spread it over two lessons and the first lesson I let them try to solve it however way they wish. We started with a discussion on what makes a great mathematician and decided that finding the answer isn't what makes a great mathematician but making a start and exploring is. Some children used squared paper, multilink cubes, their Maths books, tables etc. In the second lesson I showed them how it would have been easier to look for patterns and record these using a table and introduce the word 'Systematic'. This investigation can be done even if you aren't covering square numbers. The notebook also includes hinge questions to begin the lesson to elicit children EXPLAINING their learning.
sid1913
Quadratic Sequences 2 (Treasure Hunt)

Quadratic Sequences 2 (Treasure Hunt)

This activity requires students to work out the nth-term formulae for quadratic sequences, when they are given the first 5 terms. Click --> https://tes.com/.../Treasure Hunts for similar style Treasure Hunts on more than 30 other topics. -- Note that unlike most Treasure Hunts, this one has the added feature that the answers give an encrypted clue. Deciphering this clue reveals where the treasure is hidden! A Treasure Hunt is a great activity which children love. They are ideal for revision, starters or plenaries. They are a really great way to get students to answer questions quickly and enjoy doing so. These question cards have been prepared in two sizes. The large cards can be pinned around around the classroom and used for a whole class activity; the smaller (loop cards) can be used for group work or by individuals – they are particularly helpful for one-to-one tutorials and during interventions.
Maths4Everyone
Mathematics Sequences worksheet generator

Mathematics Sequences worksheet generator

This spreadsheet will generate infinite worksheets for either linear sequences or quadratic sequences. The spreadsheet will also provide the answers. Once the sheet is generated print the sheet. The cover the answers and send the font to white (this hides the answers) print this sheet. Repeat for newly generated worksheets. Alternatively the spreadsheet can be projected onto the board and students answer from the board. Then at an appropriate time the answers can be shown by changing the column hiding the answers back to black font.
sjcooper
Mathematics Worksheet generator

Mathematics Worksheet generator

This spreadsheet is set up to produce nine questions for students to answer on a variety of foundation topics. The spreadsheet also generates the answers. The generate a new list simply alter week 1 for week 2 etc and a new sheet is generated. That is the numbers are replaced or a different algebraic expression is generated. The topics on this sheet include: Dividing into a given ratio Multiplying fractions together nth term of a linear sequence collection of like terms solving simple equations decimal conversions metric conversions decimal multiplication
sjcooper
Algebra Codebreaker Bundle - December 2017

Algebra Codebreaker Bundle - December 2017

A bunch of codebreakers (the usual terrible joke) having solved a load of algebra problems involving functions, arithmetic sequences, inequalities, substitution and other algebra topics. These can be used as a starter or plenary or even part of a main task in a lesson.
alutwyche
Pattern Sequences -Complete Lesson

Pattern Sequences -Complete Lesson

This is a complete lesson on ‘Pattern Sequences’ that is suitable for GCSE Foundation Tier students. The lesson is designed for the new GCSE specification. The pack contains a full lesson plan, along with accompanying resources, including a student worksheet and suggested support and extension activities.
tomotoole
Fibonacci Sequence (Interactive PowerPoint Game)

Fibonacci Sequence (Interactive PowerPoint Game)

This is a challenging and fun interactive whiteboard game with animations. All my students have loved this activity ('Sir, can we play the chain-game?'). It is enjoyable for both high and low ability – it not only familiarises students with the Fibonacci Sequence, but they also need to remember where the numbers are hidden! --- I typically use this activity as a starter and then as a plenary at the end of the lesson. It gets the whole class involved – even when it's not a students turn, they are repeating the numbers in their head and they are desperate to say where the next number is! The way that I play the game: 1. I go through the members of the sequence and ensure that the students are familiar with each of the numbers; 2. When the board is revealed, I give about 15 seconds to ‘peek’ at the uncovered board so that the students can try to learn where the first few numbers are; 3. I then call up the students one-at-a-time to try an uncover as many numbers as they can before they go wrong. NOTES: I encourage the students to call out the number that they are looking for because this reinforces the learning. This activity works very well if you get two students to play against each other – either on the interactive whiteboard or on PCs.
Maths4Everyone
Triangle Numbers (Interactive PowerPoint Game)

Triangle Numbers (Interactive PowerPoint Game)

This is a challenging and fun interactive whiteboard game with animations. All my students have loved this activity ('Sir, can we play the chain-game?'). It is enjoyable for both high and low ability – it not only helps familiarise students with the triangle numbers, but they also need to remember where the numbers are hidden! --- I typically use this activity as a starter and then as a plenary at the end of the lesson. It gets the whole class involved – even when it's not a students turn, they are repeating the numbers in their head and they are desperate to say where the next number is! The way that I play the game: 1. I go through the members of the sequence and ensure that the students are familiar with each of the numbers; 2. When the board is revealed, I give about 15 seconds to ‘peek��� at the uncovered board so that the students can try to learn where the first few numbers are; 3. I then call up the students one-at-a-time to try an uncover as many numbers as they can before they go wrong. NOTES: I encourage the students to call out the number that they are looking for because this reinforces the learning. This activity works very well if you get two students to play against each other – either on the interactive whiteboard or on PCs.
Maths4Everyone
Square Numbers (Interactive PowerPoint Game)

Square Numbers (Interactive PowerPoint Game)

This is a challenging and fun interactive whiteboard game with animations. All my students have loved this activity ('Sir, can we play the chain-game?'). It is enjoyable for both high and low ability – it not only reinforces the learning of the prime numbers, but students also need to remember where the numbers are hidden! --- I typically use this activity as a starter and then as a plenary at the end of the lesson. It gets the whole class involved – even when it's not a students turn, they are repeating the numbers in their head and they are desperate to say where the next number is! The way that I play the game: 1. I go through the members of the sequence and ensure that the students are familiar with each of the numbers; 2. When the board is revealed, I give about 15 seconds to ‘peek’ at the uncovered board so that the students can try to learn where the first few numbers are; 3. I then call up the students one-at-a-time to try an uncover as many numbers as they can before they go wrong. NOTES: I encourage the students to call out the number that they are looking for because this reinforces the learning. This activity works very well if you get two students to play against each other – either on the interactive whiteboard or on PCs.
Maths4Everyone