How Many Will There Be? Flowers
Students will use the patterns they find in the first four steps to predict the 50th step.
Inspired by the website Visual Patterns.
- First, students count the squares in steps 1 through 4. They'll identify patterns and make a prediction about step 5.
- We look at the patterns, unveil the truth about step 5, and students try to predict step 10.
- We unveil the number of squares in step 10 and then challenge students to predict step 50!
- Students see if their predictions were correct and I reveal a final pattern as well as the name of this sequence of numbers.