Patterns and Sequences
Every month the moon changes from full to new and back to full again. This is a sequence we can see in nature.

Patterns and Sequences

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When talking about patterns and sequences, children in their second year of elementary school should be familiar with sequences which increase or decrease in 2s, 5s or 10s and be able to extend them. They can then use this knowledge in order to work out the rule for more complex sequences and extend them also, or perhaps even begin to make their own patterns and sequences which follow a rule.

Can you work out the rule for these patterns and sequences?

Question 1
A triangle
A square
An oval
A star
A star does not feature in this pattern
Question 2
A purple oval
A green oval
An orange oval
A red oval
Sometimes it’s useful to say the colors aloud to hear the missing one
Question 3
A circle containing +
A circle containing x
A blank circle
A triangle
This repeating pattern uses three different versions of a circle
Question 4
Two yellow triangles
A green triangle, upside down
A green triangle
A yellow triangle, upside down
Sometimes the same shape is used, but in different positions
Question 5
An arrow pointing down
An arrow pointing left
An arrow pointing right
An arrow pointing up
The arrows are turning round in a clockwise movement
Question 6
A red square
A green square
A blue square
A brown square
This pattern uses five different colors!
Question 7
The numbers are all even and are going up in twos
Question 8
This is a simple repeating pattern of red and green
Question 9
A yellow rectangle with the number 8
A purple rectangle with the number 3
A yellow rectangle with the number 6
A purple rectangle with the number 5
This pattern has two different parts: the changing color and the numbers
Question 10
A purple rectangle
A yellow triangle
A green triangle
A red square
Some patterns are more complex and use more shapes and colors
Author:  Angela Smith

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