# Tagged: sequences

## Target Boards- a good way of revising types of number and more

The idea of target boards has been around for a while now, and every time I bump into a maths AST, target boards are always something they seem to suggest. They are simple and good for revising types of number. Show your pupils a grid of numbers like this: Then say something like “how many multiples of 4 can you...

## NRich Maths March 2011 puzzles are live!

The March edition of the NRich Maths magazine is live now and features some really good puzzles/ activities: The Numbers Give The Design A nice ‘end of term’ activity to create attractive patterns from number sequences. Missing Multipliers A multiplication grid with missing numbers and the added twist of having to use all the numbers 2 to 12 in the...

## A sequences alternative to ‘how many matchsticks’

Sequences. You build up a pattern of squares from matchsticks, getting the pupils to fill in a table of number of squares vs number of matchsticks. You ask them to spot the term-to-term and position-to-term (nth term) rules and feel great if they do. I’ve taught this lesson a few times at differing ability levels this year and the other...

## Pure inspiration- nature by numbers

This has to be one of the very best videos I have ever seen to show the beauty and power of maths. Just imagine all the ways you could use this to inspire the kids. No further comments needed! Download the movie in 3GP file format here. Download the movie in FLV file format here. Download the movie in MP4 file...

## Introducing algebra- consecutive numbers addition puzzle

Here’s are really good way of introducing algebra and getting across the idea of what a variable is. The pdf slides that you can use on the interactive white board to run this activity are here. Start by getting the pupils to draw this diagram in their books: They then choose a number between 1 and 10 and write this...

## Mexican Wave Sequences

A great little game to make sequences fun! Get the pupils into a horseshoe. Put up an nth term rule on the board. They have to do a mexican wave around the horseshoe but as they stand up they have to shout out the next term in the sequence. The first person is n=1, second person is n=2 etc… See...