Follow and create algorithms: Year 3 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 3 is for the topic of Follow and create algorithms. Students create and follow algorithms involving a short sequence of steps to generate number patterns. They use digital tools such as spreadsheets and calculators to explore algorithms with larger sets of numbers. Students identify any patterns generated and describe and explain them.

Additional details

Year level(s) Year 3
Audience Teacher
Purpose Planning support, Teaching resource, Teaching strategies, Student task, Home practice tasks
Format Web page
Keywords lesson plans, assessment task, teaching strategies, pedagogies, Australian Curriculum, learning from home, misconceptions

Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Number
Topics Computational thinking
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Follow and create algorithms involving a sequence of steps and decisions to investigate numbers; describe any emerging patterns

Numeracy progression Number patterns and algebraic thinking (P3)

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