Lesson

Can you continue this pattern?

Create a pattern by adding $2$2 each time.

$3$3 $\editable{}$ $\editable{}$ $\editable{}$ $\editable{}$

You may not have realised but patterns have a rule that you follow to work out the next number, Let's look at how to write rules to describe patterns.

Complete the pattern:

$5$5, $7$7, $9$9, $\editable{}$, $\editable{}$, $\editable{}$

What is the rule for filling in the pattern?

Add $3$3.

AAdd $2$2.

BAdd $3$3.

AAdd $2$2.

B

Remember!

Think about how the numbers are changing to work out the rule. Are the numbers getting bigger or smaller, and by how many?