What Comes Next? Array Hurray

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

5 arrays. First, a 2 by 2 red square. Next, a 2 by 4 orange rectangle. Then, a 4 by 4 yellow square. Next, a 4 by 8 red rectangle. Last, an 8 by 8 orange square.

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


What would the 12th picture look like?

What would an earlier picture look like? Why do you think so?


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