Year 2 Making Patterns with Shapes Reasoning Practice

Teacher Specific Information

This Making Patterns with Shapes Reasoning activity checks pupils’ understanding of making patterns using directions and turns. Pupils will identify the next shape in a pattern and explain the pattern; determine the missing shape and explain how they found it; identify if a statement is true or false and explain the rule for the pattern and spot a mistake in a given pattern.

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National Curriculum Objectives

Geometry – position and direction
(2P2) Use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement, including movement in a straight line and distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three-quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise)
(2P1) Order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences