Pattern awareness has been described as early algebraic thinking and is important for identifying different kinds of mathematical relationships. Research also shows that young children's ability to identify pattern can predict their mathematical achievement later. The tasks in this feature will help you to develop learners' awareness of pattern and will serve as a springboard to exploring mathematical structures.
The last day for sending in solutions to the live problems is Monday 11 July.
You can watch a recording of the webinar in which we discussed the mathematical thinking which can be prompted by these activities.