1. Rules, Rules, Rules

EXPLORESuggested Learning Intentions

- To use a pattern to find an unknown
- To determine an unknown using pronumerals
- To explore, construct and explain generalisations between two variables

Sample Success Criteria

- I can describe a pattern
- I can determine an unknown using pronumerals
- I can create a rule to describe a relationship between two variables
- I can model and justify my thinking using a range of manipulatives

2. Garden Beds

EXPLORESuggested Learning Intentions

- To use a pattern to find an unknown
- To describe an unknown using pronumerals
- To explore, construct and explain generalisations between two variables
- To investigate, interpret and analyse graphs
- To connect algebraic expressions and their graphical representations
- To understand and justify that there is more than one way to describe a generalisation

Sample Success Criteria

- I can describe a pattern
- I can use a pattern to find an unknown
- I can determine an unknown using pronumerals
- I can construct generalisations between two variables
- I can create a rule to describe a relationship between two variables
- I can describe the elements of graphs
- I can match algebraic expressions with their graphical representation
- I can represent a generalisation in more than one way
- I can use manipulatives to model and justify my solutions

3. The Snail Problem

EXPLORESuggested Learning Intentions

- To use a pattern to find an unknown
- To describe an unknown using pronumerals
- To solve linear and non-linear equations using algebraic and graphical techniques
- To compare and contrast the elements of linear and non-linear equations
- To successfully apply a range of problem-solving strategies to a given task

Sample Success Criteria

- I can describe a pattern
- I can model a pattern using concrete materials
- I can determine an unknown using pronumerals
- I can graph algebraic expressions
- I can identify the elements of a graph
- I can use a range of problem-solving strategies
- I can explain and justify my solutions using a variety of manipulatives

4. Chocolate Boxes

EXPLORESuggested Learning Intentions

- To use a pattern to find an unknown
- To describe an unknown using pronumerals
- To explore, construct and explain generalisations between two variables
- To complete a mathematical investigation involving variables
- To successfully apply a range of problem-solving strategies to a given task

Sample Success Criteria

- I can use a pattern to find an unknown
- I can model a pattern using concrete materials
- I can use pronumerals to describe an unknown
- I can describe a relationship between two variables using an algebraic expression
- I can complete a mathematical investigation involving variables
- I can select an appropriate problem-solving strategy from a range of strategies and successfully apply it to a task
- I can use a range of manipulatives to explain and justify my solutions