Tuesday, 30 May 2017


We have been exploring algebraic patterns with shapes and numbers.  We have found it really useful to use the equipment to help us understand our thinking.  Thank you Mrs Graham for helping us!

 We discovered by moving these patterns together we could make squares which helped us to understand about square numbers.

 Recording our mathematical thinking is important in helping us to understand  and explain what we have done.  

We  began to see that some numbers stay  the same and that we can use this to help us work out  how many match sticks or squares there would be in much larger numbers without building them.  We became multipliers as well!   This is why algebra is so important. 

1 comment:

  1. Working with Mrs Graham is always amazing and we learn such a lot from her. Mrs. R.