Posted in Christmas, Patterns

Christmas challenge – Day 10

Digit Dog was looking at the Christmas wrapping paper and noticed some patterns.



What do you notice? What is the pattern?

What will the next picture be? And the next? And the one after that? How do you know?

What will the 20th picture be? What about the 35th? How can you work it out? Challenge older children to use their knowledge of multiples to work out the answer.

What about this pattern?


What is the same and what is different?

Both patterns have 4 pictures that repeat over and over and over……………

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They are ABCD patterns.


Digit Dog has used multilink cubes to make an ABCD pattern. He has used a different colour cube for each picture. What colour will be next?

Calculating Cat has done the same.


What do you notice?


Next Digit Dog and Calculating Cat cut their strips into smaller pieces and rearranged them to make new patterns. What is the same and what is different? Which picture would come next? Which colour multilink cube?





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