NUMBERS IN GRIDS – Pattern, Colour, Multiples

Students use markers and coloured pencils to explore how multiples of two different numbers make patterns on a number grid.

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NUMBERS IN GRIDS –  Pattern, Colour, Multiples

Supplies:

  • Crayola Coloured Pencils
  • Crayola Fine Line Markers
 

Steps:

1
Step 1
  1. Work with 2 sets of multiples, for example multiples of 3 and 4.
  2. Mark the squares that have common multiples, for example, common multiples of 3 and 4 are:
    12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84 and 96
  3. Choose a colour for the common multiples squares and fill them in.
  4. Choose a different colour for each set of multiples, e.g.,
    - multiples of 3 colour brown
    - multiples of 4 colour blue
    - common multiples colour yellow
2
Step 2
  1. Colour one set of multiples with marker.
  2. Colour the other set with a contrasting colour of coloured pencil.
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Step 3
  1. Create a different pattern for each of the 3 types of squares.
    - multiples of 3
    - multiples of 4
    - common multiples
  2. Use contrasting colours of marker to draw the pattern on top of the coloured squares.
  3. Use a coloured pencil to lightly fill in all the background squares with one new colour.
  • Subjects:

    • Language Arts,

    • Mathematics,

    • Visual Arts

  • Grades:

    • Grade 3,

    • Grade 4,

    • Grade 5,

    • Grade 6


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