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Uses concrete materials to model patterns in triangular numbers and square numbers. Students are then invited to explore a challenging problem that arises from these observations.
|Year level(s)||Year 6|
|Purpose||Teaching resource, Teaching strategies|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Questioning, Targeted teaching|
|Keywords||case, pattern, growing pattern, triangular numbers, problem-solving, reasoning, explicit teaching|
|Strand and focus||Number, Algebra, Build understanding|
|Topics||Patterns and algebra|
|AC: Mathematics content descriptions||
ACMNA133 Continue and create sequences involving whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Describe the rule used to create the sequence
|National numeracy learning progression||
Number patterns and algebraic thinking
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