Age range: 14-16
Duration: 0 - 29 mins
  • Maths

Repeated graphical patterns

Interpret wave patterns in a graph

Engineers sometimes have to analyse data which shows a repeating pattern. Plotting a graph of the data is often helpful as it shows a picture of the pattern. This pattern may sometimes go on and on.

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

An engaging starter activity in which students will interpret data from a wave pattern.

The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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Activity overview

Repeated graphical patterns activity description, teachers' notes and curriculum links.



Analysing repeated graphical patterns.



Wave patterns - student handout with 2 example wave patterns.

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