Activity

Grade
2

What Comes Next? Colorful Cubes

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

Picture 1 shows 1 yellow cube, a row of 2 blue cubes, a row of 3 red cubes. Picture 2 shows a row of 2 yellow cubes, a row of 2 blue cubes, a row of 4 red cubes. Picture 3 shows a row of 2 yellow cubes, a row of 3 blue cubes, a row of 5 red cubes. Picture 4 shows a row of 3 yellow cubes, a row of 3 blue cubes, a row of 6 red cubes.

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

Challenge

What would the 10th picture look like? 

What might earlier pictures look like? Why do you think so?

Share

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