What Comes Next? Some Tens & Ones

3 groups of cubes. 1st, 2 cube towers and 4 blue cubes. Each tower has 5 blue cubes and 5 red cubes. Next, 3 towers and 4 blue cubes. Then, 4 towers and 4 blue cubes.

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

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


How can you make the same pattern using numbers?

Will the 100th picture show an odd or even number of cubes?
Can you figure it out without showing all the pictures in the pattern?

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


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