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REPEATING AND GROWING PATTERNS WHAT IS A REPEATING PATTERN? Definition: The same grouping over and over. The pattern never changes. The pattern can have` long or short units. The pattern can include any items such as… numbers, shapes, or colors. REPEATING NUMBER PATTERNS Repeating patterns can be number patterns. They can have as little as one number. Example: 1 1 1 1 1 They can have many numbers. Example: 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 REPEATING SHAPE PATTERN They can consist of one shape in a unit. Example: They can contain many shapes in a unit. Example: REPEATING COLOR PATTERNS Repeating patterns can be color patterns. The same color sequence repeats itself as a unit. Examples: WHAT IS A GROWING PATTERN? Definition: A pattern that increases with every new unit by adding something to the pattern. Can occur anywhere: Nature Classroom Art GROWING NUMBER PATTERN In growing number patterns: A new number is added to the previously existing unit. Example: 1 12 123 1234 12345 unit unit unit GROWING SHAPE PATTERN In growing shape patterns: A new shape is added every unit. Shapes can be harder than numbers. Example: unit unit GROWING COLOR PATTERN In growing color patterns: A new color is added to every unit. Example: unit unit unit DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REPEATING AND GROWING PATTERN Repeating: Unit repeats and remains the same. Never add anything to the pattern. Growing: Unit changes every time it repeats. Adding something to the previous unit. PROBLEM #1 Pattern: #1:What pattern is this? Repeating shape pattern! #2:What shapes complete the last unit? PROBLEM #2 Pattern: #1:What pattern is this? Growing color pattern! #2:Label the squares to continue the pattern. MAKE YOUR OWN PATTERNS Create your own repeating pattern using: Shapes Create your own growing pattern using: Numbers