repeating and growing patterns

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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
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