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12.01 Finding rules

Lesson

Are you ready?

Can you continue this pattern?

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

  1. $3$3 $\editable{}$ $\editable{}$ $\editable{}$ $\editable{}$

 

Learn

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.

Apply

Complete the pattern:

  1. $5$5, $7$7, $9$9, $\editable{}$, $\editable{}$, $\editable{}$

  2. What is the rule for filling in the pattern?

    Add $3$3.

    A

    Add $2$2.

    B

    Add $3$3.

    A

    Add $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?

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