Patterns Did you know that if there is no rule, it is NOT a pattern – just a collection of shapes.
learning intention: Students explain the difference between a repeating and a growth pattern.
-TO CREATE A REPEATED PATTERN
-TO CREATE A GROWING PATTERN
-TO CREATE A SHRINKING PATTERN
what if the repeating pattern rule is in the middle?
LET'S LOOK AT AN EXAMPLE TOGETHER
What strategies can you use to continue the pattern both way
• Using interlocking cubes select 3 colours and ask students to complete the pattern before and after. Vary with more colours/cubes.
• Have students complete the following quick activity “Repeating Patterns”.
Pattern Rules – Growing and Shrinking
For example, the rule here is +1 (0) because it is growing by 1 each time.
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