What Comes Next? Carrot Caravans

What do you notice? What do you wonder? What comes next?

4 groups of carrots, 2 rows in each group. First, 10 carrots on the top row and 5 on the bottom. Next, 10 carrots on top and 9 on the bottom. Then, 10 carrots on top and 6 on the bottom. Last, 10 carrots on top and 10 on the bottom.

Draw or use objects to show what the next two pictures would look like. Describe how you know.


Which picture will have exactly 22 carrots?

What might earlier and later pictures look like? Why do you think so?


Create your own pattern and share it with someone. Ask them what comes next!