Illuminations: Multiple-Square Repeating Patterns

In this activity, students create and analyze repeating patterns using pattern units of three, four, and five squares.

They predict how patterns with different numbers of squares will appear when repeated in a grid, and check their predictions. Students investigate similarities and differences between the rows, columns, and diagonal patterns created with each pattern unit.


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Math Topics
Patterning & Sequencing
K-6, Educator
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade

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