What Comes Next? Nickels & Pennies

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

1 nickel and 5 pennies. Next, 2 nickels. Then, 2 nickels and 5 pennies. Last, 3 nickels.

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


What would the 8th picture look like?
What might earlier and later pictures look like? Why do you think so?


Create your own pattern and share it with someone else. You could use coins, the MLC Money Pieces app, or draw pictures. Ask them what comes next!