This task is about growing patterns and rules.
These cans are stacked in a display at the supermarket.
Look at the pattern of how the cans are stacked and answer the following questions.
This task is completed with pencil and paper or online with auto-marking.
Description of task:
Students work out the number of cans in a stack of a given height, and complete a sentence that states the rule.
Diagnostic and formative information:
|Student response||Likely calculation|
|a) i)||5||Takes off top can from stack of six cans.|
2, 5, 8 respectively
4, 10, 16 respectively
Height of cans.
Multiplies height of cans by two.
|b)||3 or 4||Gives number of cans in bottom row of diagrams.|