# Patterns…

This activity aims to get pupils to analyse patterns and to be able to describe them. Can they find the repeating pattern(s)?

Category: pattern recognition

This activity aims to get pupils to analyse patterns and to be able to describe them. Can they find the repeating pattern(s)?

This activity is explained in further detail here ( and an

https://nzmaths.co.nz/leap-frogs

Pupils choose a theme, for

An activity such as this could be followed up by creating a longer routine with more avatars in software such as Yenka.

This resource is courtesy of Prof. Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University.http://teachingLondonComputing.org , specifically

https://teachinglondoncomputing.org/the-tour-guide-activity/

http://mammagooseclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Knights-tour-pupil-version.pdf

Pupils need a counter, something to act like a knight. The rules are on the sheet though this is the simplest way to approach this activity…again pairing pupils work well. One of the key points of this is how representing a problem visually it can become simpler to understand and thus solve.

- hand out sheets and counters, explain tasks. Allow plenty of time to solve. Pupils who finish earlier can be activity gurus and assist others.
- next, on a blank piece of paper, pupils should draw a graph (computing graph!) of ALL possible moves from each and every square. They draw each square on the board as a circle then draw a line to another number circle that can be moved to.
- At this point, the graph may look messy, so ask them to redraw as clear as they can
- pose the question, Is there more than one solution, more than one route. Their hand-drawn graph should enable them to answer this.

This task can be