Thursday, 8 January 2015

Cuisenaire rod patterns in Year 4

Last term, in pairs, Year4 had a go at creating sequences of cubes and understanding them. This week they've been trying a similar thing with Cuisenaire rods. And what a great lot of sequences they've created!

More challenging perhaps, is understanding the patterns and how they grow - and this means understanding them mathematically.
Some of the students got straight into the number crunching:
oops! - this one is not quite right!
Others wanted to draw their sequence first:
They had to think hard about the patterns:

Some of the students were willing to talk about their patterns: