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.

SUCCESS CRITERIA:

-TO CREATE A REPEATED PATTERN

-TO CREATE A GROWING PATTERN

-TO CREATE A SHRINKING PATTERN

The same pattern repeats over and over. It is a repeating 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.

0 00 000 0000

aRE YOU READY TO HAVE A GO CREATING GROWING PATTERNS?

in pAIRS YOU WILL NEED TO come up with a growing pattern for YOUR PARTNER to work out.

some patterns shrink. For example, the rule here is -2 (*)because it is shrinking by 2 each time.

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in pairs – provide each pair with 20 counters. yOU WILL take turns thinking of a secret rule for either a growing or shrinking pattern whilst the other tries to guess the rule.

wHO CAN TELL ME WHAT THEY LEARNT IN MATHS TODAY?

Credits:

Created with images by Tama Leaver - "Melbourne Now (National Gallery of Victoria) XIII" • Luca Biada - "fg kubettz" • N. Feans - "untitled image" • marycat879 - "Geometric 3D cubes" • ChrisL_AK - "Franzisca's Star" • yoppy - "#py_bg2013" • Ana_Fuji - "DSCN0839a" • Photoshop Roadmap - "Colorful Pattern" • thedominoharvey - "pattern wallpaper 7" • PublicDomainPictures - "business cash coin" • tarrytown - "Pattern"

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