Solve numerical pattern problems involving algebra (a) Recognise simple patterns and sequences (b) Solve missing number problems

Number patterns & sequences for Functional Maths

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Mon, 2017-04-17 17:21

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/E1.8, N1/E2.1, N1/E2.2, N1/E3.1

Context: Gardening & Horticulture, Leisure Travel Tourism, Retail Hospitality Customer service, Sport

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Assessment material, Worksheet or assignment

Although many learners find patterns and sequences (including odd & even numbers) straightforward, there is a sizeable proportion that really struggle – particularly those with dyslexia and/or dyscalculia.

This resource grew from my frustration at the lack of practice material available for this topic at Entry Levels 2 and 3 in my one to one support sessions.

A city of towers

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2009-05-10 17:25

Numeracy: N1/E1.8, MSS2/E3.1, N1/L1.11, MSS2/L1.2

Resource type: Interactive whiteboard

Level: E1, E3, L1

An interactive whiteboard problem solving activity suitable for many levels. Makes a fun starter activity and provides a good link between shape and space and algebra. Can also used as a hands on activity for all (rather than just volunteers at the smartboard) using pencil and squared paper, plastic squares or wooden/plastic cubes.
Adult numeracy element links are difficult to classify but include:

  • MSS2/E3.1 (sort 2-D and 3-D shapes),
  • MSS2/L1.2 (draw 2-D shapes in different orientations using grids).
    Also makes a good introduction to algebra / patterns from Entry 1 upwards.

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