Activity

Grade
1

What Comes Next? Cool Beans

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

First, a row with 1 white bean and 9 red beans. Next, a row with 2 white beans and 8 red beans. Then a row with 3 white beans and 7 red beans. Last, a row with 4 white beans and 6 red beans.

Show or tell what the next few rows look like. Describe how you know.

Challenge

Write two different equations for each row of the pattern. What do you notice?

Follow-up

Create your own pattern. You can use small objects or draw a picture.
Share your pattern with someone else. Ask them what comes next!