How Many Will There Be? Checkerboard
Students will use the patterns they find in the first few steps to predict a step much further along.
Inspired by the website Visual Patterns.
- Students predict the number of squares at step 5.
- I reveal the answer (it's 29) and then ask them to predict step 12.
- After confirming that step 12 has 64 squares, I ask students to predict any step! Answers – Step 47: 239 – Step 111: 559 – Step 998: 4994