# Multi-age K–2, mathematics, Year A – Unit 12

Develop students' knowledge, understanding, and skills with patterns in this two-week, multi-age, sample unit – Patterns have something that repeats over and over and over again.

## Syllabus

Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from the Mathematics K–10 Syllabus (2022) © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2024.

In this unit, students will learn to:

• understand that patterns repeat, and this repetition is referred to as the repeating core
• understand that some patterns can increase (grow) or decrease (shrink) by the same amount in each subsequent term
• develop an understanding of patterns in the place value system.

## Syllabus focus area and content groups

### Early Stage 1

Representing whole numbers – MAO-WM-01, MAE-RWN-01, MAE-RWN-02

• Instantly name the number of objects within small collections
• Use the counting sequence of ones flexibly
• Recognise number patterns
• Connect counting and numerals to quantities

Combining and separating quantities – MAO-WM-01, MAE-CSQ-01, MAE-CSQ-02

• Model additive relations and compare quantities
• Identify part-whole relationships in numbers up to 10

Forming groups – MAO-WM-01, MAE-FG-01, MAE-FG-02

Copy, continue and create patterns

Data – MAO-WM-01, MAE-DATA-01

• Respond to questions, collect information and discuss possible outcomes of activities
• Organise objects into simple data displays and interpret the displays

### Stage 1

Representing whole numbers – MAO-WM-01, MA1-RWN-01, MA1-RWN-02

• Part A – Use counting sequences of ones with two-digit numbers and beyond
• Part A –Continue and create number patterns
• Part A – Represent the structure of groups of ten in whole numbers
• Part B – Use counting sequences of ones and tens flexibly

Combining and separating quantities – MAO-WM-01, MA1-CSQ-01

• Part A – Use advanced count-by-one strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems
• Part A – Recognise and recall numbers bonds up to ten
• Part A – Use flexible strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems

Forming groups – MAO-WM-01, MA1-FG-01

• Part A – Count in multiples using rhythmic and skip counting
• Part A – Use skip-counting patterns
• Part B – Model and use equal groups of objects to represent multiplication
• Part B – Represent and explain multiplication as the combining of equal groups

Data – MAO-WM-01, MA1-DATA-01, MA1-DATA-02

• Part A – Ask questions and gather data
• Part A – Represent data with objects and drawings and describe the displays
• Part B – Identify a question of interest and gather relevant data
• Part B – Create displays of data and interpret them

## Resource

Category:

• Combining and separating quantities
• Data
• Forming groups
• K-2
• Mathematics (2022)
• Representing whole numbers
• Unit