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reSolve: Patterns in a Circle
This sequence of lessons explores the various possibilities for constructing a circular pattern using different colours. Students decorate party hats using two and then three different coloured pompoms and investigate the combinations that arise. They then create circular patterns using four colours and identify similarities and differences between these patterns. Each lesson is outlined in detail including curriculum links, vocabulary, materials needed, discussion points and templates for students. This sequence is part of the reSolve: Mathematics by Inquiry program.
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches
|patterns, classification, sorting, combinations
|Strand and focus
|Algebra, Build understanding, Apply understanding
|Patterns and algebra
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Recognise, copy and continue repeating patterns represented in different ways
Number patterns and algebraic thinking (P2)
reSolve Maths by Inquiry
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