Today in maths the children were given a groups task. Each group was provided with a piece of sugar paper, pens, glue, 100 squares and two sets of sequencing cards.
First, the children had to prepare their paper so they could put their question sequencing cards into 4 sections. Working on each problem at a time, the children used their 100 square to work out how many jumps forwards or backwards until the next number in the sequence. They had to then work out the rule for the sequence- some were adding and some were subtracting sequences. The children discovered there was going to be a section for: subtracting 2 number sequence, subtracting 3 number sequences, adding 4 number sequences and adding 5 number sequences.
Then, the children were allowed to work on the next set of sequence cards. The children had to work out the rule for the sequence and put it in the correct section.
Finally, the children had to work out what the next number would be in each sequence making sure that they followed the rule carefully.
The children thought they were successful because they worked together and listened to each other’s ideas. They identified the rule for each sequence accurately and used the resources to aid their understanding.