Lesson

Can you continue a pattern?

Create a pattern by adding 2 each time.

3, \,⬚, \, ⬚, \,⬚, \,⬚

Worked Solution

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:

a

5,\,7,\,9,\,⬚,\,⬚,\,⬚

Worked Solution

b

What is the rule for filling in the pattern?

A

Add 2

B

Add 3

Worked Solution

Idea summary

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