Grade
3

What Comes Next? Tally Forth!

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

First, a green square with 2 groups of 5 tally marks. Next, a green square with 1 group of 5 tally marks. Then, an empty green square. Next, a yellow square with 2 groups of 5 tally marks + 2 singles. Next, a yellow square with 1 group of 5 tally marks + 2 singles. Then, a yellow square with 2 single tally marks. Last, a green square with 2 groups of 5 tally marks + 4 singles.

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

Challenge

What will the third set of yellow boxes look like?

Follow-up

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