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Number Pattern Bees

Number Pattern Bees

This is an open-ended activity allowing students or teachers  to write a number in the top or bottom honeycomb piece, from which to create a number sequence.


TIP: Purchase low-cost whiteboard markers from your local discount store. If you can, try to use all the same colour so that you don't have to worry about colours mixing. We use magnetic mini-erasers fom Officeworks.


Take photographs of completed sheets as a record of assessment. Remember to place a student name card beside the work for the photo, ask students to write their name on the page, or simply ask students to hold the sheet while they are photographed.

Suitable for
  • Fast Finishers
  • Relief Teachers
  • Parents
Lesson Structure
  • Individual Activity
  • Rotations / Group Work
  • Class Activity


Students can write numbers in sequential order forwards or backwards.


Provide trickier number patterns for students to create. Write a number in the top and bottom honeycomb and ask students to find the relationship. Write fractions or decimals in the honeycomb for students to use in number sequences. Use the honeycomb to list factors of a number, list the next odd or even numbers following that number, list composite numbers etc.
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