Same & Different: Necklaces

Look at the two pictures. What do you notice?

A. A necklace with (in order) 2 yellow beads & 3 purple beads. B. A necklace with (in order) 2 yellow beads, 1 purple bead, & 2 yellow beads.
  1. How are pictures A and B mathematically the same, and how are they different?
    • A and B are the same because …
    • A and B are different because …
  2. Make a third picture that shows a combination of 5 beads on a necklace. Explain how your picture is the same as pictures A and B, and how it is different. You could also use string, beads, or cereal o’s to make your own necklace.