Year 6 Formula Investigation!

Year 6 Formula Investigation!

In Maths, Year 6 have been exploring how we can use a formula to find any number in a sequence. Children were challenged to construct the first ten steps in a sequence, and then develop the formula for finding other terms in that sequence.

At first they thought this was quite a challenge, but soon realised that algebra is not as difficult as we think!

Each group of children found that to find any term in our sequence of matchsticks, the formula is: 3n + 1

Take a look at the PicCollage displays they made showing the steps they took to find the formula.



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