What Comes Next? Coordinate Pattern

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

First, a coordinate grid with a dot at 4, 2. Next, a grid with a dot at 6, 3. Last, a grid with a dot at 8, 4.

Draw or use the coordinate grids below to show what the next three pictures look like, and what the next three ordered pairs would be. Describe how you know.

3 blank coordinate grids with space to write one ordered pair for each.


Would (42, 21) appear in this pattern? What about (15, 30)? How do you know?

What are three coordinate points that would never appear within this pattern?


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