Thursday, 8 January 2015

Number patterns with Cuisenaire rods

Last term, in pairs, we had a go at creating sequences of cubes and understanding them. This week we've been trying a similar thing with Cuisenaire rods. And what a great lot of sequences we've created!

More challenging perhaps, is understanding the patterns and how they grow - and we mean understanding them mathematically.
Some of us got straight into the number crunching:
oops! - this one is not quite right!
We had to think really hard about our patterns (we still need to go over some of these again):

Some of us wanted to talk about our patterns:

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