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?

generalises properties of odd and even numbers, generates number patterns, and completes simple number sentences by calculating missing values