Activity

Grade
1

What Comes Next? The Cubes Keep Coming

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

First, 1 cube tower, 5 green cubes & 2 yellow cubes. Next 2 towers, 5 green cubes & 2 yellow cubes. Then 3 towers, 5 green cubes & 2 yellow cubes. Each cube tower has 5 green cubes & 5 yellow cubes.

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

Challenge

How can you make the same pattern using numbers?

Will the 8th picture show an odd or even number of cubes?

What about the 11th picture? How do you know?

Hints: A cube tower equals 10. A single cube equals 1.

Follow-up

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